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Week 39 Day 7
Jesus' task was teaching people to believe
the multitudes believed
because they saw the miracles
they believed what they could see
Jesus tried to teach his disciples to believe
that he was sent from God
that he was one with God
which was something they could not see
and needed to be accepted by faith.
When Jesus said
Lazarus come out
it's like Ezekiel's valley of dry bones
coming to life again
Jesus can give life to anyone no matter how dead.
Jesus moves so slowly
Jesus if you had been here. . .
Martha said it
scolding Jesus for his timing
chiding him for his absence
you were not here
when we needed you most
and Jesus cried
like the popular poem about the Footprints in the Sand
they did not know
he was there.
Jesus never had a funeral. He had resurrections!
1A certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of
Mary and her sister Martha. 3Therefore the sisters sent to Him,
saying, "Lord, he whom You love is sick."
4When Jesus heard that, He said, "This sickness is not unto
death, but for the glory of God." 5Now Jesus loved Martha
and her sister and Lazarus. 11After two days He said, "Our
friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up."
17When Jesus came, He found that he had already been
in the tomb four days. 18Now Bethany was near Jerusalem,
about two miles away. 19And many of the Jews had joined
the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them.
20As soon as Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went
and met Him, but Mary stayed in the house. 21Martha said,
"Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.
22But even now I know God will give you whatever You ask."
23Jesus said, "Your brother will rise again." 24Martha
said, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last
day." 25Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who
believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26Whoever
lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
32When Mary came where Jesus was, she fell at His feet,
saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would
not have died." 33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews
who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was
troubled. 34And He said, "Where have you laid him?" They
said to Him, "Lord, come and see." 35Jesus wept. 36Then the
Jews said, "See how He loved him!" 37And some of them said,
"Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also
have kept this man from dying?"
38Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was
a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39Jesus said, "Take away
the stone." Martha said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a
stench, he has been dead four days." 41Then they took away
the stone and Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank
You that You have heard Me. 42 I know You always hear Me,
but because of these people I said this that they may believe."
43Then He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!"
44And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with
grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus
said to them, "Loose him, and let him go." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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