Daily Worship

I believe

April 07, 2017 0

John 11:1-27

The death of Lazarus

11 Now a man named Lazarus was ill. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay ill, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, ‘Lord, the one you love is ill.’

4 When he heard this, Jesus said, ‘This illness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.’ 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was two more days, 7 and then he said to his disciples, ‘Let us go back to Judea.’

8 ‘But Rabbi,’ they said, ‘a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?’

9 Jesus answered, ‘Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the day-time will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. 10 It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.’

11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, ‘Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.’

12 His disciples replied, ‘Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.’ 13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.

14 So then he told them plainly, ‘Lazarus is dead, 15 and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.’

16 Then Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]) said to the rest of the disciples, ‘Let us also go, that we may die with him.’

Jesus comforts the sisters of Lazarus

17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18 Now Bethany was less than two miles[b] from Jerusalem, 19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. 20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.

21 ‘Lord,’ Martha said to Jesus, ‘if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.’

23 Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’

24 Martha answered, ‘I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.’

25 Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?’

27 ‘Yes, Lord,’ she replied, ‘I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.’

Hey Jesus

Mary here

Are you just ignoring my calls?

 

Mary,

whats occurring?

Jx

 

I thought you might like to know that Laz is in a bad way

You should come

(By the way Jx, that will never catch on ☺)

Mx

 

Well actually the boys like it, I think I will keep it!

That’s bad, what is it with Laz?

Jx

 

No, it is stupid, Jesus is much better.

Dunno, but he is going seriously down hill, you know how you heal people, now would be good.

Mary

 

What does Martha think is it really that bad?

Jx

 

Hey Mary said to text to tell you about Laz, he’s going down hill fast, you should come

Martha

 

M&M, (that’s funny)

Listen the sickness is not fatal, I know, I’m Jesus

I am gonna stay here for another couple of days then I will come to see him. laterz

Jx

 

WTF?!?

Are you serious? My brother is dying here

Don’t you care your our only hope. 

Mary

HE WILL DIE WITHOUT YOU

YOU NEED TO COME. NOW.

MARTHA

 

{No messages for two days}

 

Hey M&M we are coming should take a couple of days to get there. See you on Wednesday

Jx

 

Don’t bother, he died two days ago.

If you had been here he wouldn’t have died.

Martha

 

Your brother will be raised up

Jx

 

I know at the end of time he will be raised from the dead. But I am still raging. 

Martha. 

 

Now, right now, I am resurrection and life. 

Believe in me and even if you die, you will live. Its not real death

1/2

 

Do you believe?

Jx

2/2

 

I believe.

I have believed all along. Martha.

 

 

 

God help us to believe.

Help us to believe all along.

Grant us wisdom, strength, joy in the face of world made up of unbelievable harshness, pain and fear.

 

Amen.