If someone dies, will they live again?…
–Job 14:14 NIV
This question posed by Job in the depths of his suffering is far from unique. People everywhere have wondered about the same thing: Is death the end? Or is there something beyond?
While philosophers offer their “solution” to the puzzle of life after death, only Christ’s words, punctuated by action, deliver the definitive statement on what happens after a believer dies.
Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die…” (John 11:25-26 NASB). Then He underscored this profound claim by calling Lazarus, a dead man, out of his tomb, testifying that He possesses power over physical and spiritual life. As astonishing as was this miracle, an even greater one occurred when Jesus, Himself, died and then walked out of His own tomb three days later.
Christ triumphed over the ultimate enemy, death; and through belief in His work on the Cross, He continues to offer life that extends beyond the grave. And the wonderful news is the guaranteed promise of resurrection to eternal life can yours the moment you choose to believe (Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:55-57).
- Jesus, I believe You are the resurrection and life. Forgive me for my sin and, by faith, I accept You as my Savior.
- God, steady my faith when I doubt. Remind me of Your faithfulness and the promise of eternal life through Christ.