Do You Need a Resurrection?

Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” she told him, “I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.” (John 11:23-28 NIV)

Sadly, there are many Christians who, like Martha, believe that the resurrection is something we’ll experience at Christ’s second coming. Thankfully, Jesus corrected this partial belief. As His followers, we have the wonderful privillege of experiencing the power of the resurrection now. Whenever we conquer whatever was meant to kill us, we rise again. As the familiar saying goes, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Faith in Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life, allowed Martha to witness this truth, and if we believe that Jesus is who He says He is, we, too, can know the power of His resurrection.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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