What Lazarus From John 11 Reveals to Us
From episode: What is Jesus Saying About You?
when we're experiencing a death of some sort, maybe it's like our job or it's a situation where you're going to have to stop or a relationship that we know is almost up. When those kind of things are happening, a season is changing, then our temptation is to want to hold on to what there was. And in doing that, because there is a slightly twisted version, a faithless version, then what we predict the future and what the future will bring to us is completely compromised by our hurt. And the hurt is coming from a general lie that God doesn't care. Or that we're not enough, or that I deserve it, or I don't deserve it. And really what we're looking at is a situation, even for Mary and Martha, and the story of some orphan thinking and spiritual orphans, of course, but spiritually orphaned Christians and people feel disconnected from God, like he won't prioritize them, like he won't resurrect them and make a statement about who he is through their life. I mean, Lazarus, his name is in the Bible, in the Gospels. This story wasn't just convincing in its time, but has continued to kind of push the subject of either Jesus really did this or he didn't. What do you want to believe? I mean, apologetics and those kind of things, when we look at what we know about the stories, like Josephus and those kind of resources, they declare that there were plenty of people that knew about this story. And I could be wrong about that, but I just remember reading that there is a lot of evidence because of this story that Jesus existed. And so this is a big story, is all I'm trying to say. This is a huge statement, just as Jesus said, the sickness will not end in death for Lazarus, but will bring glory and praise to God. This will reveal the greatness of the Son of God by what takes place. And just like he said, it continues to do that to this day and will forever. What a statement.