Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:14
We ignore that admonition in the Proverbs and think we know what goes on in a cemetery. Deep down in the ground lie a bunch of moldering bones, some better preserved than others, but no one is asleep...or so we think we know. One way speaks of a bunch of zombies ready to come out on Halloween to seek for living flesh to eat. Another way imagines Jesus standing by the cemetery and telling the snoozers to awake. Which seems the more silly to our so knowledgeable flesh? Yet one of them has already been demonstrated to be quite possible.
Jesus stood by the cemetery and called out, "Lazarus, come forth!" (John 11:43), and the man did!
To the world, both ways mentioned above seem equally silly, though they have made many a movie or show about the former and hardly a one about the latter. Zombies, it seems, are quite safe with the world and its powers, but make a show about Jesus and Lazarus and see what happens! Hardly had poor Lazarus come forth to his renewed life and the powers of the world were plotting to murder him. The sleeper awakened by the authority of our Lord over death and the grave...and the powers of that time wanted to kill them both and be rid of them. What a world we live in. Praise God that by the authority given to His Son, the sleepers will soon awaken as His time comes.Let Heaven and Nature sing!