Mary, Martha and Lazarus

“Jesus wept.” (John 11:35) . . . but why? Knowing that Lazarus was going to live again and that both the Father and He would be given credit for this amazing miracle Jesus wept because those he loved were completely immersed in their broken, temporary existence. They couldn’t grasp the reality that this mortal life ends and that those who believe in Him immediately begin to transition into the real life of the Kingdom. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The ones who believe in me will live even though they still must face e death.” As we face mortality in the form of a fear and death inducing virus, a fear and death inducing period of protest, and a fear and death inducing culture of hate and cancellation, let me encourage you to emulate the love and hospitality of Lazarus’ family while placing your hope and faith in Jesus. He is still resurrection and life.