“When Martha got word that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him. But Mary stayed home.” -John 11:20-21
Lazarus lay dead in a tomb because Jesus was four days late. His sisters sit in grief and confusion. Mourners gather to pay respects and Jesus is coming.
Often times I need Jesus to show up in certain areas of my life. Often I have been Mary sitting in the disappointment when he seemed late. Stewing. Bitter. Confused. Grieving.
But sometimes I go to where Jesus is, like Martha. I take action within my sorrow and go find him. I honestly spill out everything I feel. Together we walk back into the grief and see what resurrects.