Wilderness: Fifth Sunday in Lent

Mar 26, 2023    Rev. Amanda Nicol

Feeling stuck or depressed, navigating a failing marriage or working a job you hate, living with illness or chronic pain—these are all valleys of dry bones. In these spaces, we pray for God’s breath to rattle us toward becoming whole. The story of Lazarus reminds us of the wilderness of grief, as Martha’s response to her brother’s death captures the way we, too, might protest death, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”