John 11:1-3 NKJV
Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.”
Mary Martha and their brother Lazarus had a close relationship with Jesus. When Lazarus gets sick, the first thing his sisters do is to send for Jesus to come. When we get into trouble or things get out of hand we all run to who we can trust, we run run first to that which we deem in our mind as being dependable. For Mary and Martha Jesus was that dependable person that they called on to.
Who or what is the first thing that you run to in times of trouble? Do you run to God first or do you try all other available options and when they don’t work then you run back to God?
Psalms 20:7 NKJV
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
Do you trust in your wealth and resources more than you trust in God? When in trouble do you trust more in your horses and chariots?
Mary and Martha remind us that when things are tough and we are overwhelmed, we should first run to Jesus, he is always there and ready to help us. Let’s learn to trust him.
Who do you run to first when you get into trouble?
What does trusting in God mean to you and how does it look in every day life?
Mary and Martha had to send for Jesus but for us He is just a prayer away, what does that mean to you?