[CF Devotionals] 2102-08-13 - What Would Lazarus Say?

John 11:32-43

Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40)

Jesus, was that You? I think I heard my friend, Jesus’ voice telling me to come out, but it is too dark in here to tell. Where am I? I feel like I am all bandaged up. It’s so hard to walk. This isn’t my house. I think I see a faint light in the distance. I need to get out of here, wherever here is. There’s that voice again.

Phew, that’s better. Glad to have those linen cloths off; they were weighing me down. It is Jesus! My sisters Mary and Martha are with Him, with crowds of people around them. They look so sad, like I had died - but I am as good as new, no need to worry. Wait a minute! Why are we here? Did I just come from inside ... a tomb? Mary and Martha have some explaining to do. I kept looking back at the tomb, my grave clothes, my sisters, and Jesus.

If I were dead, could I really come back to life? I suppose if anyone could make that happen, it would be Jesus. I am stunned. Astonished and eternally grateful, if it is true, that I was dead, I now have a second chance at life.

Lord, Thank You for the life-changing event I had to go through. I feel so much better, now that I have come out alive and on the other side. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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