Resilient: Becoming Faithful in an Upside Down World

posted by Brenton Banko | Apr 13, 2022


John 11:45-53  

The Pharisees and chief priests have just heard that Jesus has raised Lazarus from the dead, and they hold an emergency meeting to discuss what they should do about Jesus. This passage shows that truth clearly. In the midst of the Pharisees talking about what they should do about Jesus, the high priest Caiaphas finds himself preaching the gospel! “It’s better for you that one man should die for the people than for the whole nation to be destroyed.” Though this is a dark moment in Jesus’ journey to the cross, it acts as a reminder that, in the eyes of God, the price of His perfect and holy Son was worth the cost of the cross. On that same note, the cross by extension was the freedom of his sons and daughters.

Have there ever been moments where you’ve seen God work in situations that involved people who were opposed to Him?