35 Jesus wept.
36 “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied
37 Then the Jews said, “See how much he loved him.”
38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.
39 “Take away the stone,” he said. “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”
40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”
44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” John 11 35:44
He called me and I came back home. I had been dead in sin for much longer then 4 days, and He has raised me out of my self-inflicted tomb of destruction, because He loves us too. He turned my sins into a focal point to avoid at all cost, The wages of sin is death. He reignited the flame of love that burns for Him and burns away the sinfulness I had been carrying. He pulled me through the forge and is reshaping my soul into what she was created to be. Simply, in love with Him. I see the Glory of God in all things. I see the Glory of God is everywhere. He removed my grave-clothes of sin, and replaced them with the garments of hope, love, mercy and faith in Him for all time. There shall never be another in whom I love as much.
Thank you Abba Father, for sending your Son, our Lord, to save us all. I was not physically there the day He rose Lazarus, but I am now and I shall never forget, least my heart-break at the very thought of our Lord weeping.
St. Lazarus pray for us that Christ our Lord raises us all out of the filth of our sinfulness, that we may all see the Glory of God in one another and never return to our old ways seeking selfish pleasures. Lord have mercy on us all. Amen