Flip the Script: When God Redeems Your Story – From Death to Life
THE FLIPPING POINT
-Mary & Martha sent word to Jesus and He doesn’t show up in time
-Their brother has been dead for days
-As they watch Jesus weep, their hope had to be crushed
What’s true in this moment?
• Lazarus was absolutely no doubt, dead. Four days dead.
•Their faith didn’t make any noticeable difference
• There was no good reason to hope
What situations have you been in that looked completely and utterly un-redeemable?
And in the midst of this desperate moment, Mary & Martha might miss a powerful truth:
Jesus weeps WITH YOU
It’s not that He weeps FOR YOU, like your situation is helpless, but rather that He weeps WITH YOU. Jesus grieves with you in your brokenness and pain.
“Redemption means the final word is HIS.”
This is the difference
This is the powerful truth
That through redemption, God has the final say, the ultimate authority, the final word
“I am the resurrection”
Martha speaks of the resurrection as an event in the future, but Jesus speaks of resurrection as a present reality made possible through Him.
Through his death and resurrection, Jesus proved that there is life that does not bow to the empty threats of the grave.
In your story, who gets the final word?