Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”
In this brief interaction Jesus is speaking to the Martha, the sister of His deceased friend. You’ll notice they appear to be having two separate conversations. Jesus subtly reveals something profound here as He redefines the resurrection.
A man who leads spiritual conversations uses truth to guide the dialogue. Jesus masterfully reveals a different way to think about the resurrection, rooted in the truth of God. He is leading Martha to think differently.
Martha refers to the resurrection as an event, but Jesus refers to the resurrection as a person. Imagine how powerful this moment was for Martha after Jesus rose from the grave! Jesus exemplified how a man should lead a spiritual conversation: in truth and in action.
CHALLENGE: Start a conversation with someone about Easter.