Everything is moving on towards Christ’s death and resurrection.
On His way to the Cross, Jesus performs a mighty miracle – the raising of Lazarus (43-44) – which points unmistakably to an even greater miracle – His own resurrection (Acts 2:24). Accompanying this miracle – the raising of Lazarus – , we have Jesus’ great declaration concerning Himself: ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die’ (25).
His words are immediately followed by the question: ‘Do you believe this?’ (26).
This question is put to each of us.
Jesus waits for the answer of faith: ‘Yes, Lord I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God…’(27).
This is ‘for the glory of God’ – receiving new life from ‘the Son of God…’ (4).