“Yes, Lord, I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.”
I, too, have come to believe, Lord. Even though I was taught from childhood, there came a time – perhaps several times – when I experienced the faith that Martha expresses. In her grief over her brother’s death, in her disappointment that you were not there to prevent it, she knows and trusts you.
When we are overwhelmed and asking why you let the tragedies of this world happen, you come to us, comfort us, and, at the same time, demand of us a deeper faith, a deeper understanding, a trust beyond trust. You come into our world.