When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

– John 11:32 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

This is the same Mary who sat at Jesus feet in worship, yet she is hurting from the death of her brother Lazarus. We do the same thing. We can worship God with all of our hearts yet blame Him for negligence when things don’t go our way. Yet Jesus tells Mary to believe that His glory is more valuable than her expectations, and He says the same to us. We are constantly faced with moments where we need to adjust our demands to how Jesus wants to do things. This is at the core of following Jesus.

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