The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 12 May 2019 – Children of Promise
TOPIC: I Am The Resurrection And The Life
READ: John 11:17-27 King James Version (NKJV)
17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days.
18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away.
19 And many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
20 Now Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house.
21 Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.
22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.”
23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24 Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
27 She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”
Every Sunday is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The resurrection keeps reminding us the crux of our Christian faith, that is, “no resurrection, no Christianity.” Jesus did not only resurrect; He is the Resurrection. Where He is, nothing dies, life reigns. He is the Life, the eternal life. He offers this life to those who believe in Him. In fact, this life is the guarantee of resurrection. This is what Jesus intends to prove to Martha. Martha believed in resurrection intellectually but never knew that the Resurrection Himself was standing and talking with her.
Your life is meaningless without Him; He is the author of life. Like begets like, you will give what you have. Jesus is life and He gives it out willingly to those willing to receive it. You want to enjoy abundant life? Hook up to Him (John 10:10b). It is the assurance of this eternal life that guarantees resurrection.
The Resurrection and the Life is standing with you now. What do you want to do with Him?
Prayer: O Lord, help me to understand that You are the Resurrection and the Life and where You are everything comes alive, in Jesus Name.