Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Living Like Lazarus

   I joined a Facebook group called The Lazarus Experiment last week. The point is to imagine how Lazarus would have lived his life after he was brought back to life. Not sure why it's named after Laz and not any of the other's raised from the dead. Regardless, I am participating. More to the point, I think my mother participated without even knowing it.

Lazarus would have been grateful.

     Mom always had a great attitude towards life. I only saw one glimpse of ungratefulness in the years I knew her and I blame the meds and weariness from the long illness. I'm sure she was no saint. I'm sure she had her Job moments, moments when she would ask how long, O Lord. But she never gave up on her faith. She embraced a Lazarus attitude before it became an Experiment.

Lazarus would have hugged Jesus every chance he got.

      Mom hugged Jesus daily through her prayer and music. Mom wrote songs about her loving Savior and to show her love for her Savior. But she wasn't selfish. Some of her songs clearly had an inviting message for others to come to Him. Her faith was remarkable to me and to those who knew her.

Lazarus would have ...
     Whatever it was, I'm sure she did. She was grateful to be alive.