Day 65 - John 11:38-44
Points to Ponder:
1.What was surprising about what Jesus did next?
2.How did Jesus raise Lazarus?
3.What does this “shout” to call life out of death remind you of?
After he had said this, he shouted with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” – John 11:43
Lord God, such power exists in the sound of your voice. You speak and stuff happens! It has since the very beginning. You spoke this world and all that is in it into existence. You spoke and there was light. You spoke and it was good. Here you spoke again and Lazarus was raised. Your voice has the very power to raise the dead. Yes, it is even the word from your mouth that breathes faith into my heart and into the hearts of many others. O Lord, send out your Word into my heart and awaken in it faith and trust and awe and wonder. Your Word has such great power! O Lord, send out your Word into this world that it might awaken faith and love in the world too. And, finally, dear Lord, at the last sent out your Word one last time to waken me and all who believe in you from the dead that like Lazarus we might come before you to live. At the last, dear Lord, send out your Word and waken all from the dead that by faith we might live with you for all eternity. Amen.