As we begin to look at the resurrection of Lazarus, we realize that God wanted everyone to understand that if Jesus didn’t do it, it wouldn’t get done. That is exactly why Jesus delayed His departure to return and help Lazarus. And so, we must realize that sometimes the reason Jesus hasn’t come to help us with our problems is because our problems may not be bad enough yet.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.