“Lord,If You had Been Here…”

Lazarus, Come out

By the time Jesus arrived in Bethany at the summons of his dear friends Martha and Mary, their beloved brother Lazarus had been dead four days.  Both sisters had suffered not only the loss of a family member, but the gut-wrenching knowledge that their Lord had delayed in coming to be with them in their time of great need. “Lord, if (only) you had been here…” was their mournful cry.  But Jesus had a reason for the delay, and after giving them hope and sharing in their grief , He asked that the stone to the tomb be rolled away.   Our Savior then proved that He was the resurrection and the life by calling Lazarus forth from death’s tyrannical grip.  After this display of Christ’s undeniable power, the Jewish leadership determined to put Jesus to death.  They were unwilling to surrender to the truth .  The penalty for this rejection of truth is written in John 3:36,” He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him.”Try to trace the stone in black so you can glue the risen Lazarus between it and the stone with the inscription.  A piece of magic tape rolled up and placed on the back of the figure of Lazarus will enable the children to move Lazarus as they act out the story.

3 thoughts on ““Lord,If You had Been Here…”

    • Most of the lessons here were posted while I was a caregiver for my Father. Hope your lesson goes well…Try and have all of your pieces cut out beforehand. You can put them in baggies which makes them easy to pass out. God bless

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