Larzarus had been dead for four days and his tomb had a bad odour. Jesus raised him from the dead by the power of God. We too can bring the new life of the gospel into the lives of others. This new life reveals the power of God.- God’s comfort, consolation, knowledge of his live, forgiveness and mercy. This is the fragrant aroma of Christ. The Gospel message has a fullness, beauty and grandeur which we fall short of holding our to others, if we only refer to the gospel social or moral message. In fact, the moral life apart from grace is simply stoicism or self denial or merely a list of do’s and don’ts. The Spirit is calling as to be creative, dynamic and competent in presenting the full message of the gospel, the gospel of grace and Joy.
Lord, strengthen our faith in you and the power of your grace so that we truly do see your work in our own lives and in the world around us. Jesus be praised.