The encounter recorded in John 11 is one of the most moving scenes in the entire Bible. In this scene, Jesus’ earth-shaking power and his gentle care are both on glorious display. Jesus clearly loves this family found in John 11 deeply and is close to Lazurus and his sisters Mary and Martha. Through his interactions with Mary, Martha and Lazarus we learn truths that have the potential to be just as powerful in our lives today as they were on that fateful day 2,000 years ago. In this encounter, Jesus teaches us things like; God’s silence is never evidence of His absence. He teaches us that the God who is powerful enough to save is the God who weeps with His children. We learn that the resurrected life is not just a future reality, but a life that is currently available to us. We also learn that belief allows us to glimpse God’s glory in life-changing ways. Jesus is life!