He cried out in a loud voice,
“Lazarus, come out!”
The dead man came out,
tied hand and foot with burial bands,
and his face was wrapped in a cloth.
So Jesus said to them,
“Untie him and let him go.”
Jesus is our life and resurrection. And as he tells us, he can only do what he sees the Father doing. As the Father will call forth Jesus from the dead, so Jesus calls forth his dear friend Lazarus from the tomb this morning. As individuals, as Church, we are Lazarus, summoned by Jesus from death and darkness. The Lord's promise is that he wants this for us.
Photo by Charles O'Connor