The Many

TAKE AWAY THE STONE by artist John August Swanson (click on picture for artist’s website)

Most of the artwork I’ve seen depicting John 11 only contains a few people witnessing Lazarus’ resurrection.  I love this particular one by artist John August Swanson.  I am drawn in by the magnificent color.  I feel almost invited to picture myself as one of the many.   The Bible recounts in John 11:45 that –

“…many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in Him.”

M  A  N  Y.

Many believed because of what they had witnessed, what they had seen with their own eyes. This truly was an extraordinary day in the lives of those  m a n y!

Oh, Father, may those witnessing our lives see Your active hands …and believe.