Each week this year, I am challenging myself to memorize a Scripture verse (or verses).

This week’s verse is John 11:25.

The setting for this verse is the funeral of Lazarus. Lazarus was a close friend of Jesus, as was Lazarus’ 2 sisters, Martha & Mary. In fact, Jesus stayed in their home in Bethany when He had ministry to do in Jerusalem.

Jesus had received word Lazarus had died… and then waited 2 days before making His journey to Bethany to pay His respects. By the time Jesus got there, Lazarus had been in the tomb for 4 days.

When Martha heard Jesus was near, she went out to meet Him. And, almost with a rebuking faith, she told Jesus if He had arrived sooner, He would have healed Lazarus and Lazarus would not have had to die. That’s when Jesus reminded her who He was… and still is…

“Jesus said to her,

‘I am the resurrection and the life.

He who believes in Me,

though He may die, he shall live.'”

Think on this… especially in the context of Easter this Sunday!

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