Unwrapping the mummy

Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”  The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” John 11:43-44

Jesus made Lazarus’ friends participants in his restoration by asking them to help free him from his grave clothes. Jesus has raised each and every one of us from the dead. Like Lazarus we may need a little help getting free from the grave clothes of the past.

Lord, help me loosen another’s grave clothes, and thanks for sending friends to loosen mine.