The phrase comeback is often associated with sports. A retired boxer may get the itch to regain the title belt he gave up. After walking away due to injury, a new medical procedure gives a former star one last chance for glory. Following a successful career in the armed services, a former athlete tries out for a team seeking to fulfill a life long dream.
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled, John 11:33.
Unfortunately, only a small percentage of individuals get to play a professional sport. Thus, everyone else has to go to school, pursue a trade or find out the hard way that life can be a long and lonely road. Without any cameras, reality show or viewers to cheer you on, average people struggle to survive. Yet, those who refuse to accept defeat make an upturn by rallying, fueled by a spirit of determination. Anyone on the verge of giving up needs the orchestrator of comebacks.
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” – John 11:40
There are two factors that initiate a comeback. The first is heart felt compassion that inspires individuals into action. The second involves an unswerving confidence in God’s power to make the impossible reality. Raising someone who has been dead for more than three days would be considered one of the greatest comebacks ever. The passage above highlights the resurrection of Lazarus, a close friend of the family. When the odds are stacked against you and science says it’s not possible, there is only one person to call; the orchestrator of comebacks, aka the Son of the Living God. Reach out to Jesus today.
by Jay Mankus