The sisters sent Jesus a message saying – Lord, your friend is very sick.
When Jesus got the message, he said, 'This sickness will not end in death. It happened so the Son of God would receive glory.'
So he stayed where he was for 2 more days.
After two days, Jesus said, 'Lazarus has fallen asleep, lets go and wake him up.'
The disciples misunderstood, so Jesus said plainly, 'Lazarus is dead. Now you will really believe. Come lets go and see him.'
When Jesus arrived, Lazarus had been in the grave for four days. Many had come to console Mary and Martha.
When Martha heard Jesus was coming, she ran to meet him and said, 'If you had been here my brother would not have died. But even now I know God will give you whatever you ask.'
Jesus said, 'Your brother will rise again.'
Martha said, 'I know he will rise on the last day with everyone else.'
Jesus said, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live even though he dies. And whoever believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?'
'Yes', she said. 'You are the Messiah come from God into the world.'
Martha got Mary and they went to the grave. Jesus was very troubled. They went to the grave and Jesus told them to roll the stone aside. But Martha said, 'The smell will be terrible! He’s been dead for 4 days.'
But Jesus said reminded them they would see God’s glory. He looked to heaven and thanked God for hearing him and shouted ‘Lazarus come out!’
The dead man came out, still wearing the graveclothes.
Many believed in Jesus when they saw this happen.