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Jesus, the Lord Over Death

Weekly Devotionals

Jesus, the Lord Over Death

John 11:25- 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

Recently, I was made aware that two people in our community recently experienced the passing of a loved one. As I shared in their grief, I couldn’t help but feel the terrible but great paradox of the gospel. Though we all have to bear the cross of death, because of Jesus, everyone of us can still have the hope of life and life abundant.

Death was once the final word in the life of a human being thus relegating that person and all that person lived for, no matter how good they were and lived, close to meaninglessness. But by grace through faith in Jesus this is no longer the case. Jesus is the Lord over all, even death itself.

Therefore, even as we pass through the fire of death, as sad as it is and as much as a happening like this deserves the fullness of our attention and mourning, we can be more glad than sad because of the life we gain in Christ as well as the knowledge that our work here on earth was not in vain.

Thank you, Jesus. Thank you.

And Lord, be with those that need you most right now, in ways manifest.  Amen.