With Jesus, it always starts with love. Jesus loved Lazarus. Everyone knew that.
Lazarus was sick. It got worse however. Lazarus died. Jesus knew that and allowed it to happen. He wasn’t in a rush to go see him.
Jesus knew how it would end. Jesus knew the power of God. Jesus knew he would raise him from the dead. Jesus believed in the power of God. He was okay with everything.
Jesus loved Lazarus. Jesus would take care of it.
Jesus knew what was happening. Jesus was the only one who knew. Everyone else freaked out.
May I live in the power God and confidence of God’s love. God is in a good mood. I am the one Jesus loves so very much.
A man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. This was the same Mary who massaged the Lord’s feet with aromatic oils and then wiped them with her hair. It was her brother Lazarus who was sick. So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Master, the one you love so very much is sick.”