Return to Judea to Raise Lazarus

“While Jesus is in Perea he learns that his friend Lazarus is seriously ill in Bethany, near Jerusalem.  Jesus, of course, wants to be with Lazarus, despite his fearful disciples’ counsel against returning that close to Jerusalem.  Knowing that Lazarus has died, Jesus immediately sets out for Bethany.

Jesus meets Lazarus’ sisters, Martha and Mary, and is moved to tears.  He goes to the tomb and raises Lazarus from the dead, and is such a dramatic and conclusive demonstration of Jesus’ power that his opponents call a hasty conference and immediately plot to kill him.  Aware of the danger, Jesus withdraws northward to the town of Ephraim, near the wilderness.”

Read:  John 11:1-54

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.