All Lazarus got was his old life back. We live into the promise of a resurrection life that will never die!
Everything that goes into the ground is born again, transformed, resurrected, restored, regenerated, imbued with new life.
Jesus can make all the noise he wants to about being the gate, but we were the self-assigned gatekeepers, and we are always so very happy to slam the gate shut whenever we get the chance.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26 A couple of days ago I posted a few thoughts in response to the death of my friend (and small-group member) Don…