John skillfully employs the miracle that only he recorded, the raising of Lazarus. He inserts the witnesses of Lazarus into the crowd of the triumphal entry.
Perhaps, he is drawing us (the church) now into a wilderness to win us back from our idolatry. If so, let us run to Him and embrace his presence in this strange place.
While Sodom is gone and that king long dead, his voice is still heard. Sin, flesh and the word dress up in the robes of Sodom and demand a gift.
Let’s imagine that Jim is unemployed. He looks for a job and finally the AXYZ company makes him an offer. To take their offer Jim has to sign a contract. It states that for a period of five years Jim has to work for AXYZ to receive all the employee perks.