Our Bible verses today tell us that Lazarus had died. Jesus was sad, because Lazarus was His friend.
Jesus went to Bethany and raised Lazarus from the dead. When Jesus did this, He showed His power over physical death. But in these verses, Jesus also said that He had power over spiritual death. “I am the resurrection. I am the life. Everyone who believes in me will have life, even if they die. And everyone who lives and believes in me will never really die” (verses 25b-26a).
It would be wonderful to see someone raised from the dead today. But I think it is even more wonderful when God takes a person who is spiritually dead, forgives him and makes him a new person in Jesus.
When Jesus died on the cross, He made a way for us to have a right relationship with God. Praise God that we can be forgiven and live with Him forever!