As we enter into this holy season of Lent … take time to ponder what is it that stinks in the metaphorical refrigerator of your soul?
What is it that clings to you and binds you from living a resurrected life?
What is decomposing and breaking down, creating fertile ground for something new to grow?
Eugene Peterson beautifully translates Romans 8:12 this way:This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are.
John shares this amazing story with us because we need it. In our moments of doubt, In our moments of heart break, In our moments of “come and see” In our moments of realizing something stinks.
We all get bound up by the mess in our world, yet, Jesus loves us … Jesus comes to us and weeps with us … and invites us in brining life to our death.