It’s never too late with God. What is that situation that gives you sleepless night and you feel it’s too late nothing can be done about it? Have you been married for so many years without a child to call your own, and now menopause has caught up with you and the Dr says there’s no hope, it’s too late you can’t have children anymore?
Have you been waiting on God for a life partner, and now you are 45 years or even 50 years and everybody says it’s too late, you are too old to get married?
Is your child, father, mother, brother, sister, wife, or husband sick and the doctor says it’s too late. Did you go to apply for a job and you are told, you should have come yesterday, the position has just been taken.
God is assuring us that it’s never too late with him. That situation that seems impossible with man is very possible with God. In the book of John chapter 11, the bible explains how Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus sent for Jesus when Lazarus was sick. And when Jesus heard about it, he said “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”
Now the bible says Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. But when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he deliberately stayed where he was two more days, and waited until Lazarus was dead before he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”
He told his disciples in verse 15 “and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” Notice that the bible says he loved Mary, Martha and Lazarus. When we go through trials, it doesn’t mean that God hates us, it is for Gods’s glory so that God’s son may be glorified through it. Most times, it’s the people whom he loves who go through difficult trials. So if you are going through trials, just know that God loves you.
Am sure at that time, Mary and Martha would have felt disappointed because when Jesus didn’t show up initially, because the bible says in verse 21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.But in verse 22, the bible says “But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” Even in the midst of her pain, she still trusted God. God expects us to trust him even in that situation that may seem impossible.
Now in verse 33 – 35 the bible says:
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked.
“Come and see, Lord,” they replied.
Jesus wept. God is not happy when are are not happy, he feels our pain too.
Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said.
“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father,I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.
Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” Halleluyah it’s never too late with God.