Read: John 11:1-37
Jesus encounters crucial events in Jerusalem
If Jesus had been with Lazarus during the final moments of Lazarus sickness, he might have healed him rather than let him die. But Lazarus died so that Jesus’ power over death could be shown to his disciples and others. The raising of Lazarus was an essential display of his power and the resurrection from the dead is a crucial belief of the Christian faith. Jesus not only raised himself from the dead but he has the power to raise others.