VIDEO Powerful and Personal

Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.  John 11:5

 

The Bible has over 31,000 verses—not a lot when you consider all the information God wants to impart. One of those verses—John 11:5—is devoted purely to emphasizing how much Jesus loved three grown siblings in a small Judean town. That’s all verse 5 says. Now Jesus loved Mary, Martha, and their brother Lazarus. That entire chapter of the Bible—John 11—is devoted to showing how our Lord visited them at their time of greatest need, how He wept with them, and how He solved their heartache. Three siblings, one of whom was dying. But how much Jesus loved them!

You can put your own name in John 11:5.

The Lord is all powerful, but, oh, how personal! Whether you live in a small town, a sprawling suburb, or a congested city, Jesus knows your address. He knows your living conditions, your hardest problems, your heaviest burdens, and your unfolding opportunities. He cares. He considers. He carries out His plan, and it’s always for your benefit.

The Lord Jesus thinks of you constantly, so you can shift your sorrows onto His shoulders. He knows how to bear burdens, and He knows how to bless believers.

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. Attributed to Augustine


A Death for the Glory of God (John 11:1–16)

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