Lenten Poems – “Lazarus Lay Sick” (25)

The Raising of Lazarus' by Duccio di Buoninsegna, 1310–11

The Raising of Lazarus’ by Duccio di Buoninsegna, 1310–11

Jesus knew Lazarus was unwell and yet he stayed where he was until he had died. We know how the story turns out, but imagine Mary and Martha and their fear and confusion. As unmarried women, they would have suffered in many ways with their brother dying, not least the obvious of missing him.

Lazarus lay sick (1)

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