John 11:1-45
The 5th Sunday in Lent
This week, we will hear God ask the prophet Ezekiel, as he looks out over a valley filled with death and despair, “Can these bones live?” Do we believe new life can come after death? Can we find hope when things are bleak? Can we really trust in God’s resurrection? While we look to God to carry us through the valley, God looks to us to embody hope for others. As we prepare to enter Holy Week, we'll remember how Jesus began his final journey toward resurrection: by returning to Judea after the death of his dear friend Lazarus and raising him to new life. As we walk through the valley of dry bones that leads us to Calvary Hill, let us seek out the hope that will stir in us and sustain us.