As Jesus was having supper here with His friends, the Jews heard that Jesus was there with Lazarus. They wanted to come and see for themselves the one whom Jesus raised from the dead. In the chapter before, we learn about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. We find here that they not only want to see Jesus, they also want to see Lazarus. They want to see for themselves the stories that they have been hearing. Not only that, the Jews or religious leaders, are also plotting how to put Lazarus to death all because he’s the reason many are believing in Jesus.
When we read in chapter 11 about the raising of Lazarus, we can conclude this was an amazing testimony of who Jesus is. I can imagine all the questions that might be asked of Him. I often think about my testimony and all that the Lord has done in my life. And like John 21:25, there are so many other things that Jesus did that if they written we’d run out of room. Each of us has a testimony that speaks the truth about Jesus. That speaks about where we were, that speaks about where we are at, and that speaks about where we are going.
Be encouraged to share your testimony and show how the Gospel of Jesus Christ saved you and all that He has done for you. “Be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you…”(1 Peter 3:15).