Lazarus 2.0Jul 14th, 2011 | By Justin Long | | Print This Post |
Resurrection can only come to that which is dead. Unless we are willing to die–or allow our dreams to die–by definition we cannot be resurrected.
Still, it’s one thing to be saved at the very last moment–to be snatched from the fiery furnace, to have an angelic intervention, to find a lamb in the thicket.
It’s another thing to actually die–and then live again. To lose the fear of death forever.
Lazarus tasted the truth of this. I sometimes wonder–what was Lazarus 2.0 like? What was it like to be alive again, and to know that although we all one day die, we can all one day live?
We need to trust God: if he has given us a vision–if the vision is truly from him–then the God of the Resurrection will never let it eternally die. Our view of the vision might have to die–but God will bring his vision, his true vision, eternally back to life.