The Drawing Power of the Cross

Friday, March 8, 2013

John 12:11-50

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Do you find situations in your life where you just cannot win? Thus, it was for Jesus as he finds himself caught more and more in the web of the plot against his life. Here is Lazarus whom Jesus had raised to life. Nothing but love consumes the heart of Mary, fed by her joy in who Jesus is. Yet there is no room for joy in Judas; greed pushes it away. Evil poisons his heart.

Do not miss the irony in verses 10 and 11: “The chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in him.” The chief priests think that they can put to death the One who has power over death.

Hatred and unbelief are blind. As for those who are opposed to you: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

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