17 Many in the crowd had seen Jesus call Lazarus from the tomb, raising him from the dead, and they were telling others about it. 18 That was the reason so many went out to meet him—because they had heard about this miraculous sign. John 12:12-18 (NLT)

There were people in the crowd who didn’t necessarily come to see Jesus. There was news about how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, so people wanted to come and see Lazarus. There were people in the crowd who bared witness, and told others about it. People might not have believed in Jesus but they came out to see Lazarus because there was hope. There was hope that Jesus is who He says He is. People wanted to investigate. They might not have believed but were willing to look into it. In Mark 9:24 there is a man that told Jesus “I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief.” We will have times of unbelief. Jesus is not here to criticize us for that. He helped the boy, and He will be there to help you too.


Lord, I know there are times that I have doubts. There are times where it is hard to overcome my unbelief. Please help me overcome this and show me you are there with me. In your name I pray, Amen.

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