Just over a year ago, Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others had their lives cut short when their helicopter crashed in LA. Last month, we passed 500,000 lives lost due to the COVID pandemic. And in the last 45 days, 22 people have been killed in mass shootings in ATL, CO, and CA. These are the deaths that make the headlines. But we’ve all felt the sting of death personally.
In John 11, Jesus stands face to face with death. And in this scene, as we watch Him relate to the people in it, hear His words, and see His work, we come away knowing that Jesus is not just the escape from death. He is the way to life everlasting.
Scripture: John 11:1-53; Ecclesiastes 7:2; Romans 8:35-39