Mary and Martha of Bethany: two sisters caught up in a message of love.
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Their brother, Lazarus: torn between his old faith and new convictions.
A renewed promise from an unreachable God, presented by the mysterious Y’shua of Nazareth.
Y’shua was a puzzling enigma to all three. What was unfolding right before their eyes? The story of Mary of Bethany is inevitably linked to that of Y’shua, the astounding boy from Nazareth. It portrays the young Y’shua through the eyes of the Bethany family. Mary was a complex girl at heart, who had meaningful dreams and visions. Her friendship with Y’shua dramatically changed Mary’s life. Y’shua was a serious country boy who could see into the temple in Jerusalem’s Holy of Holies. Both young people lived in the Holy Land of Israel, under the dreaded Roman yoke of Caesar’s time. Galilee and Judea, provinces of Israel, were being stirred up by the spirit of almighty God, and something tremendous was about to happen! Mary was determined to be a part of the miracle.