Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (John 11:1)
Here are some quick observations from this phenomenal story of Jesus raising Lazarus.
Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days. (John 11:5,6)
I am challenged by the fact that Jesus waited. This is a great lesson to not just respond to the need, but wait until the Holy Spirit says, “Go!” Although I don’t want to turn this into a formula, at least in this story, in this chapter, 77% of the time was spent waiting for Jesus to act. Keep thinking. Continue reading!