“Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was.
Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but Mary stayed at the house. Martha then said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give you.'” John 11:5-6; 20-22 (NASB)
When death threatens someone we love, every other concern in life is pushed back. Our field of attention is narrowed, and life as usual comes to a halt. Nothing seems so important as the health and safety of the one we love. It is natural for us to be protective. God made us that way, and it appears that we would be less than human if we…
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