FRIDAY, APRIL 9
Jesus told her, “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.
Do you believe this, Martha?”
John 11:25-26 (NLT2)
JESUS WANTS TO SETTLE MY ETERNITY
A mother was answering her young daughter’s questions about her daddy’s death. “God sent for him,” she explains. “And someday He will send for you and me. Nobody knows just when.” Thinking about that for a moment, the child said, “Momma, if we don’t know for sure when God is going to send for us, we might not be ready. We’d better start packing!” She was right. No one knows when God will “send for us,” but we do know how to wait for that day. Whether He calls us through death (Psalm 23:4) or when Christ returns to take us home (1 Thess. 4:17), we should always be ready.
Jesus promised that anyone who believed in Him would have eternal life in heaven. Believing in Him is an essential part of our preparation for the journey. There is a vast difference between belief in a doctrine and trust in a person. We can believe a doctrine, but we cannot trust it. We can grasp it with our minds, but it makes no appeal to our hearts; like Martha, we may believe in the resurrection without believing in Him, who is the resurrection and the life. This is a mistake we often make. We believe in the abstract doctrine and forget the living Person.
Mike concluded the Easter message with the simple question, “Do you believe this?” That’s the most critical question you will answer this Easter and for eternity.
Thank God for a relationship with Him and not religion. Praise Jesus for the hope of eternity with Him.