Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”
This is the same Mary who knelt at Jesus’ feet while Martha complained she was left to do all the work.
It’s the same Mary who, at her Savior’s feet, knelt down and washed His feet with her tears and dried them with her hair.
This time, she approaches Jesus with questions.
Deep, painful questions.
“Where were You?”
“Where have You been???”
But, even through her grief of losing the brother she dearly loved…through the sharp pain…
maybe even anger…
She came to Him with the same attitude of heart which she’d always had in the past:
On her knees.
At His feet.
With a heart knelt down in worship.
She worshipped Him, even with questions.
She worshipped Him, even in deep sadness.
She worshipped Him, even in frustration with not understanding His plan.
Yet she still WORSHIPPED Him!
Sometimes we don’t approach Jesus at ALL, when we are suffering in some way.
We cut ourselves off from Him for a multitude of reasons.
We have questions.
We have frustrations.
We have a bunch of “if only’s”.
“If only You had spared her life.”
” If only You had intervened…he wouldn’t have gone to prison.”
“If only You had done something. ANYTHING. ”
The thing is, God DID plan on doing something. And He did it, too!
And He will do it one day for YOU, too. In His totally unique way.
But we can’t let the waiting for Him to do it, or the inability to SEE what He is doing, ever keep us from getting down on our knees before Him.
Willing to bow down.
Willing to worship.
He can handle our questions.
He can handle our frustrations.
As long as we STILL come.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.