Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

John 11:25-26


Pastor John Writes:


Jesus says these words to Martha, the sister of Lazarus, who had just  passed away. “I am the resurrection and the life,” Jesus declares, as he reveals his divine authority over death itself. He is not merely a messenger of resurrection; he is the very source and embodiment of life everlasting. While many people are plagued by the fear of mortality, Jesus offers an unshakeable assurance: death does not have the final say.


Jesus extends this promise to all who believe in Him. “The one who believes in me will live, even though they die,” he proclaims. Through  faith in Christ, believers find comfort in the face of mortality, knowing that physical death is not the end, but a transition into eternal life with him.


Yet, Jesus also poses a question that captivates me: “Do you believe this?” It is a question that demands a personal response from each of us. Do we believe, now, that Jesus is the resurrection and the life? In a world marked by doubt and uncertainty, do we truly believe in the promise of resurrection and eternal life through Jesus Christ?


Easter is a time for us to reaffirm our faith in the resurrected Lord. Let us draw near to him, finding comfort, hope, and assurance in his words. May we live each day in the light of his resurrection, confident in the promise that He is, always, the resurrection and the life.


In Christ’s love,

The Rev. John G. Rights