The world says, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” But that’s not the way of Jesus. It’s as if His life and words are speaking a counter-cultural truth to us: “Believe it, and then you’ll see. I’ll show you. Believe that I love you, that I died for your sins out of My love for you to save you from that awful enemy death. Believe that I beat death when God the Father raised me from the dead. Believe and I'll show you what I can do with a willing and repentant heart.”
You see, Jesus did not come to make bad men good. Jesus came to give dead men life—eternal life.
Death, pain, and difficulty may come, but that is not the end of the story in Jesus. Glory is the end of the story.
Jesus asks Martha in John 11:40, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?” Behind whatever circumstance you see before you today, will you trust that God is working all things together for your good and His glory?
The reality is death IS a defeated foe because Jesus has given us a promise of life. If you are in Christ, your life here on earth is not the end of your story. It is just the beginning.
Do you believe this promise? Do you believe Jesus? He proclaimed, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me though he may die he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26).
Do you believe this? Have you put your trust in Jesus? Then this promise of eternal life applies to you! How is God leading you to share your hope of eternal life in Jesus with others this week?
From Pastor Dom...
When I first gave my life to Jesus, there were friends in my life who helped me to grow in my understanding of God, through His word, and for those friends