Face to Face

I read this out of my Prayer Journal and lead to share it.i It is an excerpt from Pray!, Issue 36, p.44 by Linda Corbin.

John 11:32–33 (ESV)

32Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled.

Face to Face

As Jesus came to the home of Mary and Martha, it was Martha who first ran to Him and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (John 11:21) Jesus responded with the great theological truth: “I am the resurrection and the life.”

Next, Mary came out to meet Jesus and made the same statement, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” But Mary, the one who had sat at Jesus’ feet before, listening to Him, meditating, and contemplating, threw herself at her Lord’s feet as she said this. Jesus didn’t respond to her with a sermon. Instead, He wept with her. There was an intimacy between them that enabled Him to weep instead of preach.

Pray that you will be the intimate friend with whom Jesus weeps.

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