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"I am the resurrection and the Life"

"Then Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. And even now I know whatever You ask of God, God will give to You. Jesus told her, your brother will rise [from the dead]." Martha replied, "I know that he will rise [from the dead] in the resurrection on the last day." Jesus said to her, "I am the Resurrection and the Life." John 11:21-25 Voice.

Martha asked the question, "Lord, if you been here, my brother would not have died." Where do we turn when we grieve with the loss of someone you love? What question do we ask? Who do we ask? Martha, did not fully comprehend Jesus' divinity, but she knew enough to call Him Lord. And because He is Lord, she knew enough to know that His very presence was enough.

How do we know that He is enough? It's in the text. Jesus said, "I AM the resurrection and the Life." If He Is the resurrection and the life, that's enough. When you grieve, you suffer loss. He Is greater than your loss. When you grieve you experience shock. His presence brings peace to your spirt. When you grieve you experience anger, His presence takes the anger and replaces it with acceptance. The acceptance is not in your loss, the acceptance is in knowing that one day, "he will rise in the resurrection on the last day." Except the last day, is actually the first day. The first day in eternity. So while we may grieve over temporal things, we rejoice over things eternal.

Jesus delayed His coming, when he was told that Lazarus was sick. Why did He do this? He He was sending a message, not just to Mary and Martha, but to you and I. He said, I am the resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in me, will live even if He dies. How do you live if you die? In the beginning, God made all things not just good, but very good. (Gen. 1:31).

So if it was very good in the eyes of God, it was perfect. Perfection is Perfect. Perfection does not fade. Perfection does not rust. Perfection does not wither. fading, rusting and withering comes from being disconnected from perfection. But when perfection comes, imperfection must step aside, Death is the result of being infested with imperfection, because of the disconnection from perfection. When this disconnection is reconnected, perfection is restored. When perfection is restored, death must die and life eternal in the perfection that God intended for us all be restored to all who believe.

So grieve today, tomorrow there will be joy. Cry today, tomorrow teardrops of happiness will fall. Mourn today, for tomorrow, your sadness will turn to joy. Life, real life will reign again to all who sleep in the Lord. "Do you believe this?"

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