Contributed by Gordon Pike on Oct 25, 2021
“I am the resurrection and the life. ... everyone who lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:25). Martha believed it ... and I hope and pray that when the New Jerusalem is ready and Jesus commands all who believe in Him to awaken from their sleep that you are there too, amen?
Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem … to die … when He received word that His friend, Lazarus, was sick. Jesus’ reaction was strange. He didn’t rush off to Bethany to heal His friend. “This illness does not lead to death,” says Jesus, “rather it is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be