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Wonder is Part of the Christian Life

Jodie Foster in Contact 1997 SETI
scientist Arroway listening for Alien life discovers a sequence of prime numbers. Alien send plans to build a ship and she goes into space.
It is Beautiful Iti is Beautiful I had no idea
Wonder is a rare comodity in our lives.
Wonder in the Christian life but we often find the Christian life really hard.
Our passage reminds us tonight that wonder is part of our experience as Christains but we need to wait for the wonder.
The good news is that Jesus is there with us in the waiting even in the suffering he never leaves.

Waiting for the Wonder

People: Mary, Martha and Lazerus family in
Luke 10:38 NIV
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.
Mary in this story is also the mary who will annoint Jesus in Ch 12
Place: Bethany not 1:28. Not in North but 2 miles from Jerusalem 3.2 km Miranda Fair
Lazerus has fallen sick v1
V3 send word for Jesus
v4 sickness not lead to death: glory to God like Blind man
17:4 He has come to do signs that will glorify God and 12:28 in Garden that is the most glory.
Jesus waits 2 days
v7 lets go back
v8 disciples wor
John 11:11 NIV
11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.”
Comfort in the Suffering
John 11:
Disciples confused.
Waiting has a purpose
John 11:16 NIV
16 Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”
Thomas is a realist. Suffering is ahead.

Comfort During Suffering

John 11:25–26 NIV
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
John 11:35 NIV
35 Jesus wept.
John 11:25
Places: Bethany not 1:28. Luke 10:38

I Had No Idea

John 11:40 NIV
40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
John 11:

Someone Has to Die

John 11:
John 11:50 NIV
50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.”
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