JESUS HAS A BETTER PLAN
Martha and Mary had a brother. His name was LAZARUS and he loved the LORD JESUS too. The LORD JESUS also loved him. One day, however, Lazarus fell sick and Martha and Mary were kept busy nursing him. But instead of getting better, Lazarus just got worse and the two sisters were very worried! There were no good hospitals in those days, remember. So they called one of the servants, "Go and find JESUS and say to Him, 'Lord, the one you love is sick.'" So, off the man hurried, to tell the Lord Jesus. Maybe you know someone who is sick? Well, it would be good if you told JESUS about it and PRAYED for that person, who is ill. IT IS GOOD TO TELL JESUS ALL OUR PROBLEMS!
But whenever the servant found the Lord Jesus and told Him about Lazarus, Jesus did not hurry to go to make Lazarus better. No, Jesus stayed where He was for two more days, even though He LOVED Mary and Martha and Lazarus! Jesus did not go to help Lazarus and during this time Lazarus died. In our next lesson we will see that GOD had a wonderful plan to bring Lazarus back to life, but we have a very special lesson to learn now! That is, we must ALWAYS TRUST the Lord Jesus, even when things seem hard and bad, or when things don't go our way! When our prayers are not answered the way we want, we can TRUST the Lord Jesus to have a BETTER PLAN. JESUS LOVES YOU AND HE IS GOOD!
"Dear Lord Jesus, help me to TRUST You always, even when things don't go my way. Amen."
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