Worship Sermon Series – Lenten Season 2020
Week 5 “Grief and Glory, All at Once”
Scripture: John 11:1-45
The story of Jesus’ friend Lazarus is a story of deep grief and sadness as well as triumph and celebration. Here is a glimpse of the way Jesus understood the pain of being human, as well as the response of what God can do for that pain. While John’s Gospel tells of Jesus crying at Lazarus’ grave, it also tells us that Jesus knew, even then, that death is not the end. It is possible to grieve and be grateful, to cry over a loss and celebrate a beginning all at once.