Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 11:25-26 which says,
“25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Mary and Martha’s brother Lazarus had died and had been in the tomb for four days. Jesus had gone to Judea where Lazarus’ tomb was and where Mary and Martha lived. When Martha heard that Jesus had come, she went to Him and said that if He had come earlier then her brother would still be alive. Jesus told her that her brother would rise again, she thought that He meant that Lazarus would rise again at the Resurrection but Jesus told her that He was resurrection and the life. Jesus said that whoever believed would live even though they would die. Jesus would give them Eternal life in heaven. Jesus was explaining to Martha that He was the resurrection and that He was life.
But how does Jesus give those who believe in Him life? Well all humans are sinners, even though Jesus was human He was also God, so He was and is perfect. But we were sinners with God’s wrath on us, we were going to die in our sins. However Jesus came down from heaven and took our sins on Him, then He died for our sins on the cross. Jesus came down from heaven because He loved us, Jesus took all of God’s wrath and our sins on Him and He died for our sins on a cross. If we trust in Him then we will have eternal life. Jesus died for our sins, that is how we can have eternal life. Jesus loved us enough to come down from heaven to atone for our sins.
We should trust in Jesus! If we trust in Jesus and repent of our sins then we will be saved from our sins. If we believe in Jesus then we will have eternal life. We should trust in Jesus as our savior so that we can become sons and daughters of God. Jesus gave us the right to become children of God on the cross,
“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (NIV John 1:12)
We should trust in Jesus and we will be given the right to become children of God.
We should be like Martha and Mary, no we shouldn’t tell God what to do but we should run to Jesus. When Martha came back from talking with Jesus she told Mary that Jesus wanted her and Mary left as fast as she could. We should run to Jesus, if we have a problem then Jesus will help us. If we are struggling then we should run to Jesus. If we are being tempted then we should run to Jesus. We should run to Jesus and trust in Jesus.
Thank You Jesus for dying for our sins. Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven and taking God’s wrath and our sins on You and then dying for our sins. Thank You Jesus for giving us the right to become children of God by dying for us. Thank You Jesus for exchanging Your holiness and Your perfection for our sins and God’s wrath. Thank You Jesus for loving us enough to be our atoning sacrifice. Thank You Jesus for raising us from our sins, thank You Jesus for all that You have done for us on the cross. Thank You Jesus for dying for us on the cross!
Are you trusting in Jesus?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.