Yes, that Lazarus, the one Jesus raised from the dead. Opponents of Jesus wanted him dead. Why? Read for yourself, in JOHN 12 [emphasis added] —
9 When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
Two “wow” thoughts come to mind.
#1. Here a life greatly changed by Jesus was changing the lives of others! I have been changed — born again — because of Jesus; am I impacting the lives of those around me?
#2. Those opposing Jesus couldn’t help but face, in Lazarus, evidence for the divine power of Jesus. Nevertheless, they sought to get rid of the evidence rather than change their view of Jesus! How rock hard is the heart of unbelief! How irrational are those who refuse to believe.
I praise God for His grace to me, in opening my eyes, and giving me life in Christ.
Amen! Praise God for His marvelous grace.