Did you get an opportunity to read John 11:1-44 yet? If you don’t have a bible, here you go:
I heard a sermon recently discussing the shortest sentence in the bible.
35 Jesus wept.
I’ve heard many sermons talk about why Jesus wept. To name a few: 1) He was sad that there was so much lack of faith, 2) He was sad to lose his friend, Lazarus. We know that God would be glorified throughout this whole episode.
It is interesting when you can truly bible “study” … dig deep down into the words and think about things in a different “perspective”.
How about in Lazarus’ perspective?
Check this out…. Have you ever thought about Heaven and what it is like? How beautiful. How peaceful and loving. How marvelous. Most importantly, the fact that in Heaven, we are in the midst of our Holy God. Jesus knew that he was about to pull Lazarus back to earth, back to his earthly body and back from the embrace, protection and love of God. Plus, Lazarus would have to die again when it was time to go back home to be with our Lord.
That would make me cry too.
It had never occurred to me and I just wanted to share this with you.
I love imagining Heaven. Two more things to share. First, take a look at http://www.akiane.com/store/ This girl is now 18 and she began art at the age of 4. God has truly given her a gift and I adore all her paintings. Especially those she paints of Heaven. Her poems are very thought-provoking as well.
I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”