Col. 3:4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
The one miracle that stands out amongst all the others in the ministry of Jesus to me is raising Lazarus from the dead. Just like most of His other miracles (if not all of them) there is a spiritual lesson just behind the miracle itself. Lazarus represents fallen man. He is a picture of each of us; hopeless, helpless, and unable to help ourselves out of the quagmire of life. Just as Lazarus lay helpless in the tomb, we were dead in our transgressions and sins, there was no human way out of our dilemma. Lazarus was raised from the dead by the command of Jesus, “Lazarus come forth !!!” In the same way the voice of the Lord pierced the darkness of our lives as we were called back from the dead by the call of Christ. We couldn’t help ourselves any more than Lazarus could but Christ raised us from the dead. He became our life. Here are some thoughts from Spurgeon on today’s verse.
“Paul’s marvelously rich expression indicates, that Christ is the source of our life. You hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins. That same voice which brought Lazarus out of the tomb raised us to newness of life. He is now the substance of our spiritual life. It is by his life that we live; he is in us, the hope of glory, the spring of our actions, the central thought which moves every other thought. Christ is the sustenance of our life. What can the Christian feed upon but Jesus’ flesh and blood? This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. O wayworn pilgrims in this wilderness of sin, you never get a morsel to satisfy the hunger of your spirits, except ye find it in him! Christ is the solace of our life. All our true joys come from him; and in times of trouble, his presence is our consolation. There is nothing worth living for but him; and his lovingkindness is better than life!”
Jesus is now our source of life and the spring of our actions. We have a life, we have a purpose. Maybe you feel like your life has no meaning. If that is the case listen carefully for His voice. When you finally come to the conclusion that this world has nothing for you that’s when His voice calls you out of your darkened tomb.