Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NT75 Day 60: John 11-12

Lazarus comes back from the dead at the command of Jesus.  There are plenty of people surrounding that are stunned.  There are two sisters who believe.  There is a Savior who makes it all happen despite the objections.  He comes out of the grave with his heart beating, his brain functioning, his stomach gurgling for food, his muscles carrying his body to the entrance.  He is fully alive.

Yet in grave clothes.

And so begins the process of undoing them.  So it is with us.  The process called sanctification is the process of undoing the death of sin on us under the power and instruction of Jesus until we live in the freedom that He purchased for us.  True, in this life it won't ever be perfect, but He is readying us for the full expression of His Kingdom.

So the question for you and me is what our particular grave clothes are, sins and habits that reek of death yet are still present.  And how, under Jesus instruction and power, are we to rid ourselves of those?

But that's just me thinking thoughts...

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