St. John’s Passion: John Chapters 12-21 (eBook)
Format: Electronic Book
Ministry/Author: John Edmiston of Global Christians
Description: This story connects the grand triumph of chapter 11 and the raising of Lazarus with the cross to come. It is six days before the cross and Lazarus is with Jesus at the table, as well as Judas! Mary anoints and Judas objects. The heart of evil manifests itself in the presence of a resurrected saint and an act of worship. We sense that things have reached a tipping point.
The drama is about to unfold. Bethany – the house of Mary, Martha and Lazarus has returned to normal after the death of Lazarus. Martha was still serving, Mary was still worshipping and Lazarus was having fellowship with his Lord. Now we are left wondering where Mary got the spikenard from – it was expensive and they it seems that they were a poor family (there were no servants, Martha did all the work).
Perhaps it was given to them when Lazarus died – for his burial but was now being used on Jesus. This was a year’s wages for this little family with no savings and Mary poured it all out on Jesus.