The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Always being made new

Feast for famished is bread of life, Jesus the Christ

My wife, Ione, and I were the first passengers to board our flight. I was wearing clerics since I was on my way to preach. Someone must have forgotten to alert the crew that passengers were boarding because a flight attendant was sound asleep in my seat. I leaned over him and with a loud voice commanded, "Arise from the dead."

He shot up out of the seat. He wasn't sure if he was dreaming as the next words would be "earth to earth, dust to dust."

In Ephesians 5:14 we read: "Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

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