We may be in the depths of Lent — of pain, defeat and death — but the coming Sunday’s lessons give us a glimpse of the life to come. We see dry bones coming to life; we hear the Psalmist praying for new life in the midst of despair; we hear Paul’s observations on what a life alive in Christ looks like,as well as the alternative; and, in our Gospel lesson, we see Jesus — on the eve of his own death — demonstrating God’s saving, transformative power in bringing his friend Lazarus back to life.
How are you — or are you — going to approach these texts in your preaching, praying and general worship planning? Discuss!
Artwork: Resurrexit, Gisele Bauche