Max really knocked some sense into understanding this part of scripture. When we acknowledge who controls something, we realize that they should be the one that we rely on when that something takes place. If we want a painting done, we ask an artist right? I’m glad that when someone wants a website they approach me about it and not about fixing their car or building their house. Christ (God the Son) had full control over death, and was able to rise to the occasion when Martha placed her faith in His abilities to heal Lazarus.
It’s definitely hard to grasp the power of this story, because most of our minds float towards doubting that He could do this because He isn’t walking the earth today. I believe that He is just as capable of healing like this from heaven, and I have no understanding of His power in these situations – again, I design websites and don’t raise people from the dead, lol. Thanks God, for being the only source of control over death. May we continue to realize that it is you that decides when our life extends over the bridge into eternity.