God loves us and love undergirds everything, even death. God loves us so much that he brings us hope and consolation at the most trying times in our lives and today’s Gospel helps to put that love into action. The raising of Lazarus from the dead is the last of Jesus’ miracles before the resurrection and is the clearest sign of who Jesus was and is. He is the son of God, the Messiah and the savior of the world. We see the power of Jesus to even conquer death.