The Raising of Lazarus – John 11:1-44

The Raising of Lazarus – John 11:1-44

 

Over the next five days we will look at this powerful and wonderful story and the life lessons we can learn from it.  This is one of Jesus’ most heart felt accounts.  Jesus was out ministering when a note from Martha the sister of Lazarus came to Him.  It informed Him that Lazarus was very sick.  Jesus told His disciples that this sickness would not end in death and at God’s glory would come through the Son.  He loved this family but chose to stay where He was for two more days.  God’s timing is not always understood but it is always perfect .  Jesus went back Judea even though He knew the Jews there were trying to kill Him.  The will of God always has courage to face whatever challenge if presented too it.

Jesus on the way told His disciples that a person must walk while there is still light or they will stumble.  Jesus knew His time was limited.  Jesus is the Light of the world and so He must do work while there is still time and light and we must do the same.  Jesus told His disciples that Lazarus had died after they misinterpreted what Jesus said.  Jesus had told them that Lazarus had fallen asleep and Jesus was going to wake him up.  Jesus it the resurrection and the life,  Jesus told them that He was going to raise Lazarus up from the dead so that would know He is the resurrection and the life and that through this miracle they would believe.