Friends, I am still wrestling with these readings.
Dry bones being called to new life. Yikes, I could use some of that new life, especially when feeling dry.
And one of the most famous stories in the New Testament: Lazarus is raised from the dead, which is also a family story, and a Christological story. AND invites some re-looking at Lazarus' family. The Gospel of John has its own take on this family, and how it fits in with the rest of the Gospel. It is almost too much. Yet, it may be just what we are ready to hear today. There is Good News all around.
Come taste and see.
Readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14 † Psalm 130 † Romans 8:6-11 † John 11:1-45
About the Art: Swanson, John August. Take Away the Stone, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=58578 [retrieved March 22, 2023]. Original source: Estate of John August Swanson, https://www.johnaugustswanson.com/.
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