Lazarus, Mary, Martha, and Jesus are the best of friends. They enjoy one another’s company and fellowship as often as possible. Sometimes it is on the road as they participate in Jesus’ campaigns. They also get together whenever Jesus comes to town. When he visits Bethany, there is always a warm bath, a fresh meal, a soft bed, clean sheets, and loving friends awaiting him.
However, in the life of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha, there have been better days. Lazarus has fallen ill, and it is very serious. The sisters cannot help him. The doctors cannot help him, and it looks as if he is going down for the count. Upon looking at Jesus’ schedule, the sisters are not sure he is going to return to Bethany in time to help. Time is of the essence. Jesus must be summoned.
Now, from an observers point of view, this is a no-brainer. Jesus is Lord. He can mysteriously…
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