The Last Apostle | John 11

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading


Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. It’s the seventh and final sign Jesus gives in the first half of the Gospel of John. The seven signs demonstrate that God is with us because Jesus is here. Seven epiphanies.

Through John, the signs escalate, as does the desire to kill Jesus. By now, we see a near-permanent divide. Nothing, not even resurrection, will convince some who won’t believe. Yet those who dare to will start to see what Jesus means: “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25).

There is life in Jesus, but don’t be surprised if someone you love never come to believe it–no matter what you say or what they see. But with God, there is hope. There is always hope. Hope and pray that God’s light will help them to see His invitation to life in Jesus.