I wonder why I’ve never seen a dead man raised to life?
I don’t doubt for a second that God can do it.
John 11:43 ” Lazarus come out!” He came out, his hands and fee wrapped in grave cloths, and with a cloth around his face… I’d even start with something a little less adventurous and be happy to see blind people receive sight and lame people walk (Matt 15:30-32). John 14:12 says:Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
Why then, if I believe, have I not seen? With so much uncertainty, people are desperate for a little faith, something to believe in, a greater cause and perhaps even a little miracle to be worked in their lives. Now more than ever is the time for us who believe, to share the hope that we have. I serve a God who can do more than I could ask or imagine, who loves to show of His splendor, loves to save His people and loves to bring freedom and healing to those bound and broken. Yet all around me I see Christians living powerless lives. Fearing what the Godless fear and looking for hope, the same way someone who doesn’t know God looks for hope.
In regards to my original question, I love the way The Message puts it. John 14, The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing. You can count on it. From now on, whatever you request along the lines of who I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it. That’s how the Father will be seen for who he is in the Son. I mean it. Whatever you request in this way, I’ll do.’
Perhaps the answer lies in the final line of that verse, ‘whatever you request’…maybe we have not because we ask not. Maybe I believe that while God can do it, He wouldn’t possible use me. Maybe while I’m waiting for a miracle to happen around me God’s waiting for me to ask Him to do a miracle.
Like a daughter desperate to ask her dad for help in righting wrongs and outworking justice. I will boldly approach my Heavenly Father for the needs, freedom, healing and breakthroughs needed in the lives of my friends and family. #Itneverhurtstoask.