John 11:5 “Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.”
John 11:6 “When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.”
On further research, I discovered that the journey from Bethany to Jesus’ location was at least approximately two days long. We can make this deduction because when Jesus eventually arrived at Bethany, Lazarus had been buried for four days.
Our conclusion about the journey being two days would be correct if he was buried same day he died.
Jesus knew this fact, yet he waited.
I remember sometime ago I was called from my son’s school that he was not feeling well. I noticed he was a bit dull that morning when he woke up, before going to school.
I checked his body and everything seemed fine, so I prayed with him and his brother and dropped them off at school.
When I heard the news, I dropped all I was doing and drove like a “crazy driver” down there. Jesus’ journey was probably on foot or on donkey and yet he stayed back two days for a man “he claimed he loved!”
Well, that was the scenario, but then what can we learn from this?
The first lesson the Holy Spirit taught me here is that for God to intervene in our situations and challenges, we must learn to combat the spirit of haste.
Haste is moving with urgency, hurry or uncontrolled speed, usually without thinking! I love that definition. I told you earlier that when I was called that my son wasn’t feeling well, I drove like a “crazy man” to the school.
Friend, many of us have used haste to worsen a condition we could have handled better if only we had taken some time out to pray and think.
Perhaps you and that your “former bosom friend” would have still been wonderful friends if you had not hastened to attack him with rash words!
To be continued…
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