Raised to life
When he had said this, Jesus called out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped in linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes, and let him go.” John 11:43-44 NIV
- God, manifested in Jesus Christ, raised Lazarus from the dead. It was a proof of Jesus’ connection with God and his power. It was glory in all its purity. It was incredible, but Jesus didn’t do all the work.
- Lazarus’ friends had to take off his grave clothes. Jesus left work for us to do. We need to take off each other’s grave clothes! We GET to take off each other’s grave clothes. Whose grave clothes am I not taking off?