In John chapter 11, Jesus’ best friend lies ill. His family beg Jesus to come and heal him. Jesus does not respond right away. When he shows up, Lazarus has been dead for four days. It seems he’s too late.
But to this tragedy Jesus brings two surprising gifts—tears and triumph. He cries at the grave then raises his friend from death. It’s these tears and triumph that we need in the face of our own tragedies.
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“The Resurrection is attested all over the New Testament, not just the Gospels” – Darryl Bock, Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.
The Easter story, as retold on twitter! It’s reasonably accurate, with some artistic license! The Scripture verses include Isaiah and Psalms, as well as New Testament passages that tell the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. For the historical accounts of Jesus found in the Bible, why not read it for yourself online.