The title is from the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead in the fourth chapter of the Gospel of John. This chapter, as you probably know, also contains the shortest verse in the Bible, John 11:35 “Jesus wept.” After Lazarus was raised from the dead Jesus said, “Loose him, and let him go.” This man, who had been dead and in a sealed tomb for four days, was now alive!
Not unlike Lazarus, I, too, was dead; I was spiritually dead. But Jesus came into my life as my Lord and Savior when I asked Him to and He raised me from the spirtually dead. Essentially, He cried out for me, “Loose him and let him go” as He did for Lazarus. But He raised me to eternal life! As the formally dead Lazarus was now a witness for the power of Jesus Christ, am I now, too.