Jesus Is Never Late


Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died“.
~John 11:21


Jesus never got in a hurry.


Martha assumed that Jesus was late, too late. She loved Jesus dearly but she questioned His timing. Jesus is never late and He never gets in a hurry. God has no emergencies. As humans, we are impatient. We want God to work instantly and dramatically. We want a Red Sea or a Pentecost everyday but this is not God’s way. He can do dramatic things in an instant, but that is not His normal way of working. He works like leaven in bread, quietly, inconspicuously, constantly and effectively. Most of the time, He works via the process. He does not hurry. When Moses returned to Egypt, he assumed that God would deliver the Israelites instantly and the Israelites made the same assumption. God did deliver them in time via a process. Let us not make the same mistake that Moses and Martha made: God’s timing is perfect and He is never too late. Martha was sure that Lazarus DEATH had created an impossible situation for Jesus, but nothing is impossible for God and Jesus is God. Martha underestimated the power of Jesus. We don’t need to make the same mistake.


The above devotional thought was first posted on February 2, 2010. Mother was sick but still on this earth. Sorry for posting reruns but I have not caught up. I hope to do better next week. Of all things, I have a doctor’s appointment in Huntsville today. He is an allergy doctor but he doesn’t have a clue as to my eyes swelling. Holly is taking me which means more planning of my COLS. I am tempted not to go.

Years ago I had Junior Hill in Revival at DBC and Randy {I forgot his last name} doing the music. I told Randy before the first service. Do about 20 minutes and then turn it over to Junior. He looked at me and said, “Bro. Jack, Jesus never got in a hurry and neither am I.” Man, I hate it when a music man gets the last word. I did some study the next day and he was right, Jesus never got into a hurry. If you remember Randy’s last name, shoot me a text. He lead music at Shoal Creek at the time. He moved to Scottsboro after he left the Creek and I have not heard from him in years.

Keep praying for our cancer warriors. Have a good Thursday and thanks for reading the blog.


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