The world had already moved on, the end of the story already written.
But the story was not over for God.
“So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.”
“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 NIV)
You may think that the story has already been written. You may have closed the book and rolled the stone over that part of your life.
Jesus still defies death. You may think the story is over but God doesn’t.
He will call life from where death prevails and unbind the grave clothes the cling.
Be free. Have faith. Grab onto life and step out of the old grave clothes that cling to your soul.
When fear rises up to tell you that the story is already over, begin to loudly give thanks that in Christ your story has just begun.