Only I can imagine

Dear Lazarus,
You die and are buried.
Then Jesus raises you back to life.
No cinematic zombie you
With dragging limbs
Drooling mouth
Damaged brain.
Life is good!
Life is a miracle!
Not just for you.
But for your family – your friends – your town!

Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, said, ‘Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?’ Jesus said, ‘Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.’ When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well, since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus. John 12:1-11

Who could ever have guessed that simply by living, they plot your death?
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The bible does not record whether this plan succeeded.
Just as the bible will not record
My life and living today.

So do I live life with my God –
Or choose each moment
After weighing-up consequences
Only I can imagine?


5 thoughts on “Only I can imagine

  1. You’ve done it again! Prompted me to post a post. Except I was working on it last night to post it on Wednesday. Why wednesday, I am not sure. Almost by accident I have posted it today. It is looking at the reading above from another aspect. Hope you enjoy it. Julia

  2. “Who could ever have guessed that simply by living, they plot your death?” Yup, sometimes that’s all religion needs. You breathing for the wrong theological reason (in their minds).
    Our life is not night of the living dead either, but living in newness of life.

    Great post, brother! Good to see you up from your blog-nap. 🙂

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