An athlete wins a race after many hours of exercise and running. A violinist plays a concert after many years of practice. A person taking a test chooses the correct answers after much studying. Any victory requires a lot of preparation!
Our Bible Reading today is about two sisters, Mary and Martha. Verse 3 tells us that their brother, Lazarus, was dying. So “Mary and Martha sent someone to tell Jesus, ‘Lord, your dear friend Lazarus is sick.’”
The Bible does not tell us that Mary and Martha complained about Lazarus being sick or felt sorry for themselves. Instead, they asked Jesus to help them. Why? Because they knew that Jesus had the power to help Lazarus.
We need to be like Mary and Martha. We can be prepared to face problems by reading the Bible, praying, and fellowshiping with other Christians. Then when times of crisis happen, we will be ready to trust God to help us have victory over our problems.