27 She said to him “Absolutely, Lord, I believe you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.” 28 After saying this, she went back and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” 29 As soon as Mary heard this, she got up quickly and was coming to him. 30 Jesus had not yet come into the village but was still in the place where Martha had encountered him.
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Jesus had just explained to Martha that he was going to raise the dead. When he asked if she believed that, she responded— not with an ordinary “yes” but an emphatic “absolutely.” Then she took off back to Mary. Whatever is going to happen with Lazarus, Mary needed to see it too.
The next big event in God’s timetable is the resurrection. Now is the time for us to go quickly to those who need to encounter Jesus before it happens.