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Crazy Truth, John 11, and a Story About Poo

John 11 shares the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead. It is one of the most unbelievable stories in the Bible and way crazier than you’ve been taught… Picture this: Jesus is walking around with his disciples and he hears the news that Lazarus is sick. The Bible says that Mary, Martha and Lazarus were very close to Jesus. In verses 5 &6, it tells us that because Jesus loved them sooooo much, when he heard the news about Lazarus, he decided to wait a couple of days before he went to see them…”Wait?!What?!” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days.5-6 It’s important to keep this in mind, because all of the events that follow are because Jesus loved Mary, Martha and Lazarus and his disciples so much. “Lazarus is dead, and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”14-15 The disciples remind Jesus that the people in Bethany want to stone him. It always makes me laugh that the disciples were always reminding Jesus of the obvious. “Uh…Jesus, did you forget that the people there want to gather together in a crowd and hurl rocks at you til you are dead… and like, that’s not good…and what about us?” Like Jesus was going to say, “Oops. I forgot that people made death threats towards me last week.” The disciples were fully committed to following Jesus. They were even ready to go to Bethany and die with him, but they were far from fully understanding him. I’m pretty sure Jesus knew that and I’m pretty sure that’s why they needed to see Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead. Because all of those who were close to Jesus were about to go through an excruciating trying time that was going to test everything in them. (This happened right before Jesus’ last week.) Then Thomas, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us go too, that we may die with Him.”16 So…somewhere along the way, Martha comes to meet Jesus. I love the real brutal honesty of her conversation with Jesus. She starts out with, “you know you…