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Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 184

  1. “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying” (John 11:37).

Why him and not me? This is one of the greater questions of a faith journey. Jesus has healed many and, frankly, still does. So why doesn’t he heal me? That’s the question of the sufferer. Now, any attempt at an answer will smack of carelessness. Those who offer quips to satisfy the hurting seem to have forgotten what it’s like to be among the hurting. People who ask this question are desperate for a real answer, not a platitude that can fill a plaque on their wall. Truth is, there is no answer that’s truly within our grasp. When God doesn’t heal, the only available answer of ‘why” is His plea to “trust Me.” That’s the nature of faith–not to get everything we want, but to hold onto Him when we don’t understand or receive. Faith can only be proven in the absence of answer, when things don’t add up. That’s where Mary and Martha stand in this moment. God can and He has, but on their day, He didn’t (or at least He hasn’t yet)!

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