March 26 2023: Bible Verse of the Day – Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A – I Am the Resurrection and the Life; Whoever Believes in Me will Live – John 11:25-27
25 Jesus told Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live,John 11:25-27
26 and anyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
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Today’s Bible Verse of the Day Reflections
This statement above by Jesus is very perplexing. A person of this world who does not know God or Jesus will find it difficult to fathom the meaning of this statement.
But a person who knows God and Christ will understand perfectly what this is all about.
In the heavenly context, people of this world are intrinsically dead until they begin to know God, love Him, serve Him, praise and glorify Him.
This is why when Jesus says He is the resurrection and life, He means that when you believe in Him and then die the physical death, you will continue living.
This is because He will raise you spiritually and give you new life since He is the resurrection and life. This is reinforced by the fact that our spiritual life after physical death is more important than the physical life we have right now.
It still means if you believe in Jesus Christ while you are still physically alive, then your soul is alive and it will never die after the body dies.
Martha, knew too well about the resurrection of the dead, that is why she told Jesus, “I know he [Lazarus] will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.”
But Jesus then taught us about the different resurrection and life that He is. Jesus is not interested so much on our short-lived physical life but the everlasting life that our souls will enjoy after our physical death.
Let us therefore realise today that Jesus Christ came to teach us about the Kingdom of Heaven, so that He can raise us from the death we are in.
Let us put into practice the teachings of Christ so that we can continue knowing God, loving him, serving and praising Him. By doing so, Jesus guarantees us everlasting life after our physical death.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, we believe that You are the resurrection and life. We ask You to grant us strength to push through the challenges of this world without giving in to the temptations of the evil one.
May You, during the last day, raise us to the new heavenly life where we will praise You, The Holy Spirit and our Heavenly Father, in communion with the Angels and Saints. Amen.
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