One thing we love about childhood is the dreams that characterizes this age. At any given time the child want to be one thing or another when they grow up. Children are dreamers and nothing appears impossible to them. It’s when we start maturing to become adults that we appreciate the restrictions imposed by life. That’s the time we realize we can’t always have our way in everything and we end up dropping some of our dreams or entirely burying them. Many of us today can remember many dreams they used to have that are long forgotten and prayers they used to make that have since dropped from their prayer list. The Scriptures gives the account of Jesus visiting Mary and Martha after the death of their brother Lazarus. Jesus had been invited but decided to take his time and therefore arrived seemingly late, when his friend was four days in the grave. Both sisters felt that if Jesus had arrived on time; as soon as they had called on him, their brother would not have died. How many times are we tempted to think that God has delayed? That job we had hoped for and someone else got it. That relationship that failed when we needed it the most and Jesus would have rescued it. How many times do we consider events in our lives to be deteriorating and becoming worse because God appears to delay? How many prayers were you praying some years back that have since dropped because the answer delayed and are now buried somewhere? Jesus is asking the same question to you today? Where have you laid him? He is the beginning and the end and nothing can be buried without his permission. Your pain maybe stinking but your hopes will live again. Why not show him today where you have laid your crushed dreams?
“But your dead will live, Lord; their bodies will rise— let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy— your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.” Isaiah 26:19 NIV
Last modified: July 21, 2020