My Mother-Daughter Devotional launches October 5th!
I’m really excited to do some questions/prayers in the coming weeks about these beautiful hearted women to help us focus more on the Lord and draw our hearts close to Jesus.
Martha is one of my favorite women in the Bible. When her brother died, do you know what she did?
She didn’t hide her pain from Jesus, she didn’t pretend to have it all together, she didn’t reject Jesus. Mary shared her honest thoughts with him.
Standing right there in front of Jesus, the King of the world, God incarnate, she opened her heart of confusion and pain to him.
John 11 tells us, “When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.
‘Lord,’ Martha said to Jesus, ‘If you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.’
Not only did she share her pain and confusion with Jesus, but she still believed. What a courageous, faithful woman. She still believed. After all that heartache and confusion. She made a choice to believe. Isn’t that beautiful?
“Then Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ Martha answered, ‘I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.’
Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?
’Martha, grieving her brother, answered him. ‘Yes, Lord,’ she replied, ‘I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.’
Wow. She believed in the midst of her heartache.
While Jesus said he would heal Lazarus, she hadn’t seen it yet, and she still was grieving her brother, with Jesus having wept right by her side.
Yet, she chose to believe. Beautiful.
Let it be said of us, that in our pain, heartache, confusion, we say, ‘Yes, Jesus. We believe.”
Just like Martha did.