Lazarus was a brother to Mary and Martha. All three of them were Jesus’ friends.
In John, chapter 11, we read that Lazarus became sick. Mary and Martha sent someone to tell Jesus that Lazarus was sick. But by the time Jesus arrived in Bethany, Lazarus had already been dead for four days. Mary and Martha were very sad. When Jesus learned that Lazarus was dead, He was very sad, too.
Our Bible Reading tells us that Jesus did something wonderful. He raised Lazarus from the dead! “After Jesus said this he called in a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ The dead man came out” (verse 44a). That was an awesome miracle, but that’s not all that happened. John 11:45 says, “There were many Jews who came to visit Mary. When they saw what Jesus did, many of them believed in him.”
Lazarus and his sisters told people about what Jesus did for them. Then those people believed and followed Jesus. What has Jesus done for you? Share the Good News about Jesus with someone today.