When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”
The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”
This scene resonates so powerfully its hard to stay with the literal sense for long. Here God sees us dead and buried and calls to us even so and we hear and we stumble from the open tomb still bound by our graveclothes.
Whatever happened on that day this event stands as a sign to us of the possibilities for personal transformation in our little lives now and for resurrection on the last day.