Lazarus, Come Out

Mary and Martha were devastated when their brother Lazareth died. But, they were not the only ones crying. 

“Jesus wept.” Jn 11:35

Jesus knew Lazareth was about to wake from his “sleep”, so why did Jesus cry? I won’t pretend to have “the” answer. But I wonder if He wept seeing the result of sin (Rm 6:23), knowing in His mind the perfect eternal world He made, and now people He loved were broken-hearted because of what sin caused. 

Personally, I think this is a great story to help young minds understand death as a Christian. The first death in this world, we should view as what Jesus called it, “a sleep”. When our children understand the temporary nature of the first death, perhaps it can help them process and accept any deaths they may face. And, let’s not forget to mention, like Lazareth was called forth from the grave to live, so will Christ’s followers.

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What you'll need:

  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Coloring tools

Child Involvement:

  • Cutting 
  • Role Play 

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Color and cut out. 
  • Optional – cut slit down side of tomb entrance so Lazareth can come out.
  • Tell the story using the craft!  
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