Hi Kids Bible Clubbers, When Jesus prayed his prayer of thanks in John 11:41 that was his month of ministry. Let’s take a look at what he was doing during this last month of Ministry. Jesus and his disciples were in the Perea Region, close the Bethany Jordan.
While in the Perea region, Jesus and his disciples received the news that Lazarus was sick. Jesus said to his disciples God will be glorified. For this reason, Lazarus’s life won’t end in death. Jesus, waited two days before he traveled to Bethany. His disciples warned him not to go back to Judea. For the Jews of Judea tried to stone him earlier. Jesus told his disciples Lazarus was dead and that it was time to go back so that they could see God perform a miracle through Jesus. His disciples did not want to go back to Judea. His disciple thought they would die in Judea with Jesus since the Jesus leaders had tried to kill him earlier by stoning him. The disciples loved Jesus so much they would not leave him. They traveled over 26 miles for two days on foot to get Bethany. Bethany was the village of Mary and her sister Martha lived and Lazarus died in. Martha heard Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him. Jesus and Martha talked, Martha said Lord if you would have been here Lazarus would not have died; Because God will give you anything that he asks. Jesus replied to Martha, your brother will rise again. Martha, said I know Jesus he will rise in the resurrection of the dead. Jesus told Martha that he is the resurrection and the life anyone who believes in him will not die. Jesus asked Martha if she believed he was the resurrection and the life. Martha said, Yes Jesus you are the resurrection and the life and that anyone who believes in you will not die, but have eternal life. For you Jesus you are God’s son the messiah for the world. Jesus asked Martha to get Mary and him stays were Martha had met him. Mary came to Jesus, with her friends they all were weeping. When Jesus says Mary and her friend weeping he was sad and deeply moved. Jesus wept. Mary showed Jesus was Lazarus was buried. Jesus wept again at the tomb of Lazarus. Then he said take away the stone that covers the entrance of Lazarus tombs. Mary stopped him and said wait he been dead 4 days. Jesus said to her did I not say to you if you believe you will see the glory of God. So they removed the stone Then Jesus raised His eyes, and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. I now God you always hear me, but I said this for the ones standing here, that they come to believe that you sent me.” Then Jesus called in a loud voice Lazarus come out. Lazarus who was dead now came out alive with his hands raised and wrapped in mummy cloth. Jesus said to take the mummy clothes off of him and let him go.
“for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.”