I AM Week 9: Day 2

Pray and read

Praise God for making himself known to us by his Son. Ask him to give you eyes that see, and a heart which responds with faith and thanksgiving. Read John 11:17-37.

Explore

What does Jesus discover on his arrival in Bethany? How might this information tie in with Jesus’ actions in 11:4-7?

How does Martha respond to Jesus on his arrival?

How does Mary respond to Jesus on his arrival?

Jesus is clearly moved, to the point where he weeps. What possible explanations are there for his grief? 

How do the Jews who are present respond to Jesus?

Apply

In this passage we see Jesus’ love for his friends, and his grief over death, even as he anticipates making it right. How might this insight into Jesus’ own experience give you comfort and courage in the face of grief and death?

Pray

Give thanks to God that in Jesus we have someone who is able to sympathise with us in our griefs and trials.

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