复活在主 Zombie Zone
“耶稣对她说：“复活在我，生命也在我。信我的人虽然死了，也必复活；” 约翰福音 11:25
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.” JOH N 1 1 : 2 5
Resurrection means to “raise from the dead.” To be undead is all the rage nowadays. It could get you your own TV or movie series.
But it wasn’t always cool to be undead. Two thousand years ago a man named Lazarus had gotten sick and died. A funeral full of wailing was well underway—that is, until Jesus decided to try out this undead thing on his recently deceased friend. He yelled into the tomb, “Lazarus, I want to hang out, bro!” (or something to that effect). So, as anybody would do when Jesus speaks life, Lazarus came out of the tomb walking, much to the astonishment of everyone (except for Jesus, who played it all very cool). A little later, after of course people unwrapped Lazarus’ burial cloths,they ate dinner together— for Jesus, this was just another day of work.
Raising people to life is what he does for a living. People didn’t know what to think about this situation. They had never seen an undead person before. And even though he was no zombie, Lazarus scared them. And this of course made them scared of Jesus too. The people were challenged to either accept the life-giving power of Jesus or to run away.
Jesus, let me hear your voice calling me to life today. Amen.
Imagine the conversation people had with Lazarus and Jesus at dinner that evening. Why don’t you invite some friends out for dinner and bring this story up? See where the conversation takes you.