It was a cave, and a stone lay across it.
Jesus said, 'Take away the stone.'
Martha, the dead man’s sister, said to him,
'Lord, by now there will be a stench;
he has been dead for four days.'
Jesus said to her,
'Did I not tell you that if you believe
you will see the glory of God?'"
Jesus demands that the stone that lays across our heart be removed. He knows that there is a stench, which is the toxic smell of death that results from our sin. Then, in the very face of death, Jesus reveals to us the glory of God.
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