I Am: The Resurrection

 

Raising Lazarus from the dead was the 7th and final sign of Jesus that John included in his gospel, and it accompanies this incredible claim: that Jesus is the resurrection and the life. But the statement wasn’t made to answer questions about our eternal futures, or what happens after we die.  Jesus made this claim to Martha; his very good friend, who was mourning the sudden loss of her brother. And it was a statement made about the here and now. The detail in this truly remarkable moment shows us beyond any doubt, that Jesus isn’t indifferent to our suffering and pain, He is with us in it, raging with us, about every instance of death, brokenness and pain