Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

John 11:20-27 NLT
[20] When Martha got word that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him. But Mary stayed in the house. [21] Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died. [22] But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask.” [23] Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.” [24] “Yes,” Martha said, “he will rise when everyone else rises, at the last day.” [25] Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. [26] Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?” [27] “Yes, Lord,” she told him. “I have always believed you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who has come into the world from God.”

Reflection . . .

Jesus’ question to Martha points directly at the heart of the Gospel. Do you believe? God desires a response of belief in Jesus Christ the one who gives life and even after dying.

Jesus’ claim to be the Son of God was a problem in his own day and is often a huge problem for people these days as well. It takes great faith to believe that the Son of God, God himself took on human flesh in order to save the world.

Verse 25-26 are verses that are often quoted at funerals or end of life, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die…”. They are words of great comfort, but also words of great hope and faith.


The following video is a favourite and expresses the greatness of Jesus Christ our Redeemer . . .