The Roar Heard Round the World

Posted April 17, 2017 9:02 pm by Editor

The story of Jesus’s raising from the dead of Lazarus of Bethany, as recorded in John 11, is one of the great miracle stories in the New Testament, and a favorite text of Eastertide. The entire story is framed around three surprising, unexpected actions that Jesus took, each of which poses a question about who Jesus was and the kind of God he came to reveal. Jesus
waited
(11:6): Why the delay? Jesus
wailed
or raged (11:33): Why the anger? And Jesus
wept
(11:35): Why the grief? I dealt with the first question in my article “
Waiting For And With

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