Dead Not Dead: Wouldn’t You ?

“Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in him.” (John 11:45)

Wouldn’t you? If you’d seen it in person and knew the whole story? If you’d heard Lazarus had died and had gone to Mary’s house for the funeral and knew for a fact the man had been dead for four days?

deadnot_350If you’d been there when Jesus showed up, and if you’d followed Martha or Mary to see him and followed him to the tomb? If you’d seen Jesus weep, deeply moved, and then heard him ask to have the tomb opened?

If you’d heard him with your own ears shout, “Come out,” and had seen Lazarus hop awkwardly from the grave, wrapped up in his own burial clothes? If you’d watched with your mouth open while they unwrapped his head and had seen him alive with your own eyes?

Wouldn’t you believe Jesus was the Son of God?

Think: Why do you believe Jesus is the Son of God?

Pray: Thank God for demonstrating his power through Jesus in raising Lazarus from the dead. Thank him, too, for giving you the faith to put your trust in Jesus for your salvation and resurrection.

Do: Imagine for a minute how you would describe to someone what you’d seen on that day if you had been there.