9/5/2012

(John 11:25-27 NIV) “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; {26} and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” {27} “Yes, Lord,” she told him, “I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.”.”

         This is where the rubber hits the road, isn’t it?  When push comes to shove, what we really want is an answer to death.  Death is uncertain.  Death is scary.  Death is our fault.  Death came to this world because of sin: “The wages of sin is death.”  And sin brought with it all the sufferings which makes life so challenging at times, sin brought uncertainty, sin brought fear.  And so when push comes to shove, what I really need is an answer to death!

In Jesus, I have that answer!  He defeated death by taking it head-on!  He died on the cross for you, He then rose from the dead for you, so that you and I can know—for sure- that our sins are forgiven!  And grace on top of grace, that also assures us that WE are going to rise from the dead someday, too!

And that truth impacts everything!  No matter if my day has been stressful, emotional, exhausting, exciting, etc… I always have the comfort of knowing that my future is certain.  Why?  Because in Jesus I have the answer to death!  In Jesus I know that I am going to heaven and that takes care of my biggest problem!

Taking comfort in the resurrection truth, just like you,

Pastor Schumann

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