2 Kings 4:20, 25, 27a, 28, 30b, 34b
“After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died…So she set out and came to the man of God…When she reached [Elisha] at the mountain, she took hold of his feet…‘Did I ask you for a son, my lord?’ she said. ‘Didn’t I tell you, ‘Don’t raise my hopes’?…As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.’ So he got up and followed her…As he stretched himself out upon him, the boy’s body grew warm.”
John 11:6, 32, 43b-44a
“Yet when [Jesus] heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days…When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.’…Jesus called in a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ The dead man came out…”
“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
Almighty God, to you belongs the knowledge of what has been, what is now and what is yet to come.
Reason eludes us for the losses in our world. Yet while we cling to your feet, you welcome our bewildered questions.
Amidst deep distress, allow us to experience deep trust. May your presence reassure us as we wait for the moment of restoration you are longing to reveal.
In the powerful name of Jesus we ask this, whose obedience to you in death gives us great hope for resurrection.
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