Say What?

November 8, 2009


Interesting. Last week, I received a newsletter in the mail from a local real estate agent; that’s not interesting, that’s just life. What was interesting, was a comment made in an article on Canada’s economic recovery. The article said and I quote, “the real estate market has made an almost Lazarus like recovery.” Interesting.

I wonder how many people reading the article knew what a “Lazarus like recovery was”? Perhaps they thought it was a real estate term or an economic indicator.

It continues to amaze me, the biblical references I find or hear in everyday life: from people’s prodigal sons and daughters, to the blind leading the blind. People may not know that those sayings and a plethora of others had their origins in the Word of God, but they have become part of our everyday speech, although this was the first time I had heard the Lazarus reference.

The promise of God is that His word will always bear fruit. So maybe someone in the community will be intrigued, will track down the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead and will meet a Saviour they never knew, all because of junk mail. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.