Saturday, May 15, 2010

Just a thought...

I was reading about Lazarus & his death in John 11. I always found it interesting that Jesus waited 2 days until after Lazarus had died to go to Martha & Mary. I know that if it were me I might have did some complaining about Jesus at that point… in fact I have complained against God in my desperation over lesser things… once again I am so glad my life is not written down for everyone to read! God knew that if this man lay dead for 2 days in the tomb, then that miracle of him being raised would be a “spectacular” miracle… so many people would see it and believe. It was like the “pre-show” to the raising of our Savior from the dead… with all of man kind’s eternal life attached to that miracle. God could have raised Lazarus from the dead from right where Jesus was, but He chose to wait.  Hmmmm.

I know I have a problem with patience so often… “God, I would like to place my order for a miracle. I would like it quick and precise, and please deliver it with over-night express.” I know I have been there many times, okay maybe not those exact words, but it might as well have been.  Like with the thing with my mom’s back… it is hard waiting, but I believe and I have even envisioned her being better than before. When that happens… oh the glory that will be given to God, but for now I will give Him glory for each day my mom keeps going and moving through the pain. That is all I can do… He is the only answer.

I hear many people say they just keep holding on waiting for the "glory"... but glory is now... I believe we are living in the glory we received through Christ.  As we mature and as we grow through each step we take and the closer we move to God the more we can see His glory in our daily lives.  A believer's goal, for lack of a better word, is to share Christ with as many people as we can to build God's kingdom and to someday live in Heaven with Him... that IS the ultimate glory, but while we live our life here in this imperfect world... don't look past the glory God has given us in our lives now.

"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord."  II Corinthians 3:18

This is just a thought I had and decided to share with you my blogging friends.

Did a couple more cards yesterday... here is one... I got the idea from a lady on SCS but I am sorry I couldn't find the card again on there to give the lady credit.

I think that button punch is very cool... luv how it punches and embosses all at once.
with a grateFUL HEART, carin


Stephanie M. Page said...

it is hard to be patient!

Renee Ondrajka said...

Your card is very pretty. Great thoughts as well. When I was little I had a sister who tried to teach me patience when she wanted to be late for school and I didn't. *wink*