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Devotional - Tuesday, January 2, 2018 2/363

Today's Scripture: "Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her saying, 'She is going to the tomb to weep there.'" John 11:31
6042. What men consider possible is actually limited thinking. JG

See it.


Live it.

The mourners around Mary thought they knew what she was thinking, but they were wrong. She and Martha were mourning, but more concerned why Jesus didn't help their brother like He did strangers. What they would learn was that Jesus' response was correct and timely. They might have been close friends of the King of Kings, but they didn't really know Him. The expectation of everyone else never included Jesus in their equations.

Yesterday my wife and I visited a friend in the nursing home who is nearing death. With my wife out of the room, I heard her whisper that she couldn't make it today but might tomorrow. My wife confirmed having heard similar things from her. It's not surprising she speaks of seeing angels in the room. One day soon we will attend her funeral and hope her heavenly previews were real.

Pray it.

My expectation is in You, God, and not in my imagination.


Keywords: Mourn; Comfort; Hope

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
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