Jesus said to her, “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. Do you believe this?” John 11:26
What happens after you die? This is a topic most of us have pondered sometime in our life. It’s a topic that even most religions fail to address. Jesus addresses this issue during a funeral.
When Lazarus passed away, his family was obviously angry at Jesus. They said if you were here you could have saved him! This is a natural reaction we all usually have with death. We blame God and sometimes we even reject God after a traumatic experience like death. However, Jesus said “whoever believes in him will live even if we physically die”
Sometimes we might feel like God is cold or angry and couldn’t understand our human emotion. But remember “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) Jesus was so overtaken by emotion he broke down and cried with Mary and Martha. Remember Jesus become God in the flesh (John 1:14) he knows the pain we feel.
But we have hope through Jesus Christ, because he is the resurrection. Just as when Jesus shouted “Lazurus , come forth” (John 11:43) the breath of God (ruach) was put back into Lazarus body, he lived again. The same will be for all of us who put our faith and hope in Jesus Name Amen