I am the resurrection and the life

 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live (Jn. 11:25 KJV)

I am the resurrection and the life

Jesus made the astonishing statement above to Martha, that “I am the resurrection, and the life.” Martha’s brother Lazarus had died four days earlier and had been buried. When Jesus came to Bethany, He told Martha that “thy brother shall rise again”( v24). Martha thought Jesus was giving her “Christian hope,” looking into the future when the dead shall rise again. She had no idea what was about to happen.

Jesus said to her “I am the resurrection, and the life.” In other words, He was telling Martha “what you are looking forward to in the future is standing right in front of you and talking with you.” Jesus is Who and What she needed.

Jesus did not say “I am the One who raises people from the dead and give them life.” This will still be accurate. However, He says “I am the resurrection” and also “ the life” which certainly goes deeper in meaning. The scripture says “in Him all things consist”(Col. 1:17 KJV).

Our very existence is in God, even those who do not believe in Him. Jesus gives life to those who come to Him. However, He is much more than a Life-Giver. He is life itself. He is eternal life, our life that we have received from the Father.  The scripture says “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory” (Col. 3:4 KJV). Oh, the beauties of our glorious Savior!

MEDITATE

Please take a moment to ponder upon the verse above. Then say those words again over and over as you mutter them under your breath.

APPLY THE WORD

Christ is indeed all you need. He is your wisdom. He is your strength. He is your glory. He is your life. The list continues. You can totally and safely rest in your Savior.

PRAY

Why don’t you worship and praise the Lord for Who He is to you?

Recommended Read: Why was Jesus Born as a Man?

Foundational Read: What is a Daily Devotional?

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