Those who are in the midst of suffering do not know that how it relates to God.
- Is it possible that a trial I am going through is for the glory of God?
Persevere for His sake, for I do not know the ‘why’ of the trial, but I do know the ‘Who’ that walks with me through it all.
Jesus uses a euphemism as He goes to awaken Lazarus from the ‘sleep’ of death. God, through Jesus, awakens us from the sleep of death.
There is a specific and genuine threat (for Jesus and his disciples returning to Jerusalem) that is held in stark contrast to God being glorified. Jesus speaks to it with these words.
“Are there not 12 hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”
We are to walk in the light of day, with Jesus, so we do not stumble. Going with Jesus is always light. Without Him is darkness. How shall we choose? Jesus disciples chose to follow the Light into what they expected to be death.
If I am not walking with You, Jesus, I will be walking in darkness no matter the time of day, for You Lord are The Light of this world. With you there is no darkness, for in You is the source of truth and light. Jesus is The Light of the world. My life is hidden in Him, in His Light. Strengthen me, remind me, carry me, that I never walk away or sit down in place when you are moving forward Lord!