From my devotional book regarding our John passage......
Resurrection can seem so religious, so unreal, so far removed when we stand by a grave with our family. It's possible to have a theological understanding of resurrection life but to find no joy or comfort in it, to have no ability to rest in it, or simply to not believe it. And Jesus knows our belief in him as the Resurrection and the Life is pivotal - foundational - to how we face grief and sorrow. So he asks us along with Martha, "Do you believe this?"
Lord, we do believe. Help our unbelief. Hep us respond to death in our family in a way that reflects a genuine belief in resurrection life. Give us the grace we need to grieve with hope and not as those who have no hope.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 1 Samuel 29:1-31:13, John 11:55-12:19, Psalm 118:1-18, Proverbs 15:24-26
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