Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” John 11:21-22 ESV
Sometimes it seem that life gets tangled up and more complicated than we ever imagined. A fog of difficulties and disappointments rolls in around us and make us wonder if where Jesus is.
But Martha; who sometimes gets a bad rap because of her busyness, gives us the perfect example for our own pots and pans lifestyle. She believed that even though her brother lay in the grave and nothing was working out as she had hope even in the fog bank of her life that Jesus still knew the way. Martha still believed that as long as Jesus was there that “Even now” there was still hope. She believed in something she couldn’t see or understand.
When Jesus answered her He said something He had never told anyone; “I Am the Resurrection and the Life!” Jesus wanted her to know that she didn’t need to wait for some far off day in eternity. Instead in His presence is an eternal now.
An Hour That Begins With Forever
When a fog rolls in from the sea
On those mornings just dripping and gray
Remember Jesus said He will guide us
For forever and that means today
So call folks, to come sit at His table
Where forever Jesus sits and He waits
When an hour that begins with forever
Comes by and a brand new day breaks
An Hour That Begins With Forever Peter Caligiuri 2020