Reading: John 11: 1-45
I’ve really been struck this year by Gospel readings during Lent. A few weeks ago we had Nicodemus, coming to Jesus at night under the cover of darkness. Nicodemus, who had stature in this time, would later come to Jesus’ defense and even help prepare him for burial. Then, it was the Samaritan woman at the well that Jesus encountered. Her faith that day led her to go tell others about the Messiah. Last week, we heard the story of the blind man and how Jesus restored his sight. He went from being in darkness to being in the light. And this week, it’s Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.
Each of these individuals encountered Jesus in different ways and their response was somewhat different. But we can tell that they were transformed by their encounter with Christ. When are the times in your life when you need to be transformed? Maybe it’s when you are questioning life’s big decisions and are seeking some spiritual guidance. Maybe it’s when people have wronged you and life seems bigger than you can handle. JESUS MEETS US WHERE WE ARE. Jesus is there, no matter your station in life, to talk to you through prayer and to recharge and renew you.
Where have you met Jesus today? --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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