The Bible says that apart from Jesus – without Jesus – man is spiritually dead and there’s nothing we can do to gain life on our own.
On this thankful Sunday, Dr. E. Dewey Smith speaks concerning the death and resurrection of Lazarus. Mary, Martha, and Lazarus were among Jesus’ closest friends. He stayed in their home when He came to Jerusalem. Dr. Smith explains that God doesn’t cause bad things to happen to innocent people, but God can use misfortune to bless you in unexpected ways, if you turn to Him. By doing this, you have an opportunity to be a witness of faith to others.
Faith in God and the pain of separation and loss often go together.
John 11: 41-42 (KJV & MSG)