“I was thinking about the verse from the Psalms that says, ‘Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.’ (Psalm 42:7) It is all too easy for us to dwell on the surface of things. Even as believers, we can miss so much by not entering into a deeper understanding of what is going on around us, especially when suffering or sorrow are involved. In John 11, when Martha came up to Jesus to tell Him, ‘Lord, the one you love is sick,’ what she said was accurate. Jesus greatly loved Lazarus.

Copyright ©1996 Christopher N. White, Revised 2008.