“Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in Me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in Me and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this…..?(Jesus talking to Martha).”
Do you believe Jesus is the resurrection and the life? Do you trust Jesus enough with your own death; that when you die physically, you will live eternally with Him? The security we get from answering yes to the previous questions, can be found in the knowledge of knowing who Jesus truly is.
Jesus’ question to Martha, in verse 26, is a challenging question that we too must ask ourselves. Do we truly believe that death is not the end but the beginning? If we can boldly answer yes to that question, then we can say that we have understood God’s grace and have put our trust in Jesus with our lives and in our deaths. When we fully accept God’s gift of grace and His unconditional love, we can have full assurance that when we breath our last breath on this earth, eternal life in Christ awaits us. A life where there is no pain, suffering or sadness.
Yet Jesus also calls us to be LIFE here on this earth. He calls us to be life where there is death, both spiritually and physically. We are Jesus’ ambassadors on this earth, His representatives. Wherever He went when He was physically alive on this Earth, He brought life. We too as bearers and beacons of this life and light, are leading people to a Saviour who is LIFE.