Overview: This week we come to the end of Jesus’ public ministry. Beginning with chapter 13, John gives us five chapters of what happened during private time between Jesus and His disciples. Immediately following this, the soldier come to arrest Jesus.
Chapter 11 (which is another “I am” statements) gives us the story of Lazarus’ death. There is so much to learn from this story. We see Jesus teaching His disciples, as well as Mary and Martha, some very important lessons in faith. He did this by delaying His journey to them. They all knew that Jesus could have healed His friend Lazarus. They had no idea that Jesus would work it out the way He did.
This is a great lesson for us. So many things happen in our lives that we do not understand. When things like this happen, we have the opportunity to trust God. Many times we want to stay angry and hurt when things do not go our way. But perhaps there is a better way.