Scripture :

John 11: 25-26 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?”

Observation :

Jesus arrives to the home of Lazarus after he has already been dead four days. The family is mourning and Lazarus’ sister Martha is frustrated with Jesus saying “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Jesus teaches that he is the resurrection and life then displays this as he raises Lazarus from the dead.

Application :

Jesus is life. In light of Easter Jesus shows not only that he can raise Lazarus but He himself is the resurrection. In the same way my hope for this life and more importantly the next is in Jesus. The reality is that those apart from Christ do not have life and it should change the way I see this life and my need to reach others for the gospel.

Prayer :

Thank You Lord that you are life, the resurrection. Show me opportunities today to share your life with others.