[The Glory Unveiled]
So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in him. ( John 12:10-11 )
Lazarus had just been raised from the dead and many well wishers came by to see him. But more than that, many of the well wishers had come because of Jesus, the man who had performed the miracle. The chief priests and the Pharisees would not accept that because they were afraid that Jesus would gain world recognition and they may lose their nation and synagogue to the Romans (see John 11:48). Even though our miracles usually attract people to us, the verses of scripture for our meditation today teaches that sometimes our miracles may irritate some people, inviting attacks upon us as in the case of Lazarus. Once we belong to the family of God, there will always be those [people and forces] who want nothing good to come our way. So while we pray for the miracles we should prepare for the attacks that may be attracted to us. Mr. Lazarus properly had no idea that his miracle became a matter for discussion among the higher strata of society. In other news, it is safe to assume that the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus because he brought many to Jesus. Beloved in the LORD, your work of ministry, aimed at populating the kingdom of God may be a bother to many people and forces. As such, while we pursue miracles, we should pursue Christ more. We should love the Lord more than we love miracles.
Prayer_Bead: Thank You Lord for my miracles today and everyday. But more than the miracles, help me to know you more. In Jesus’ name.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.