19. "Thy Faith Hath Saved Thee"
Faith and Miracles
Having faith means having complete confidence that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. One who has faith believes that it is only through Jesus Christ that we are saved from sin and death.
"Father, increase our faith. Of all our needs, I think the greatest is an increase in faith." We need an increase of faith to bridge the chasms of uncertainty and doubt. An increase in faith will help us rise above the feeble detractors of this holy work so that we may strengthen and build the Kingdom of God.
How often do we forget the evidences of the matchless life and power of Jesus Christ? "With so many evidences, and with conviction borne in my heart by the power of the Holy Ghost, I add in words of soberness and sincerity and love my testimony of the Lord
Jesus Christ." Be not faithless, but believe. We must believe in Jesus Christ who is, and will ever be, the greatest figure of time and eternity.
The raising of Lazarus seems to have been a major cause in the series of events that led to Jesus' arrest and death (see John 11:46-51). While the raising of Lazarus anticipates Jesus' resurrection, Lazarus was raised only to mortal life. This is vividly demonstrated by the fact that Lazarus comes out of the tomb bound hand and foot with grave clothes, but Jesus left his grave clothes in his tomb.