RESURRECTION AND LIFE
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” 27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” John 11:25-27
14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. Hebrews 2:14-16
Death is an event that every man must reckon with. There is no bias with death; it comes for us all. When Jesus came and walked the earth in flesh and bone, He shared with us all that humanity has to offer. The death of His friend Lazarus prompted an insightful conversation between Jesus and Martha. Note that this conversation takes place before the resurrection. Why is this important? Jesus reveals that His power and nature are much more than an event. Jesus didn't just resurrect; He is the resurrection.
Easter as an event is crucial to celebrate and remember. Celebrating this event is a great way to talk about the person of Jesus Christ and invite others into the conversation. But recognize that events have limits, and Jesus does not. There is a past tense applied to Jesus' death and resurrection, but He applies no tense to Himself as the Resurrection. Think and talk about Jesus as the Resurrection for all time who lived and died to demonstrate He can be believed in.
DO THIS TODAY: Start thinking about Jesus as the Resurrection and Life.