Jesus never gives up in His pursuit of us
by Renae Bauer
“Lazarus, come out!” ~ John 11:43
Jesus goes to great lengths in Sunday’s Gospel to teach his disciples in Jerusalem and Bethany that He is the Son of God. First, he uses a metaphor: “If one walks during the day, he doesn’t stumble because he sees the light of the world.” Then he’s more direct: “I am the resurrection and the life” and “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?” Finally, when talking doesn’t work, Jesus does the impossible: He raises Lazarus from the dead.
Jesus is persistent in His pursuit of us. He will try again and again and again to draw us near, to help us see God’s goodness. If you doubt or struggle in your faith, keep trying. If you have loved ones who haven’t been there in a while, keep praying and inviting. Jesus hasn’t given up and neither should we.