(May 14) There is Design in the Delay

"Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that Lazarus was ill, He stayed two days longer in the place where He was." John 11:6

The problem was big, yet fairly simple. Lazarus is gravely ill. Jesus is two days away from where His friend was living. Every second counts.

Word reaches Jesus that his friend, Lazarus, is in critical condition. Upon hearing the news, Scripture reminds us that "Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus." These are friends of our Lord and He cares deeply for them. So, when He hears that Lazarus is near death, surely He will change His schedule, put everything aside, and begin immediately the trek to Bethany.