This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 1 Corinthians 6:14 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about Jesus as the resurrection.
This week, I’ve talked about the various ways Jesus reveals himself to us. He’s like a shepherd protecting us from harm and a light shining through our darkest circumstances. He is also the resurrection and the way. He teaches us this firsthand in the gospel of John.
One of the final miraculous acts that Jesus performed before his crucifixion was raising Lazarus from the dead. As the Scriptures teach us, this miraculous act was done for the glory of God. In other words, Jesus had to allow Lazarus to die and to remain dead for four days so that he could raise him from the dead.
The purpose of the act was to show others that he was the son of God and that they could have eternal life if they believed in him. What I find so striking is that as Jesus revealed himself to those around him, the same is true for us today.
Therefore, I want to say to my brothers and sisters in Texas, and to all those who are weary from the ravishing effects of the recent hurricane and its aftermath, don’t despair. Jesus is your shepherd and he protects you from ultimate harm. He is the light shining in the darkest circumstances, and he is the only resurrection known.
Be encouraged that Jesus is the master restorer. Whatever has been lost, he can restore it to you. Let us be inspired by his ways and cling to these words: “And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.” 1 Corinthians 6:14 (ESV)
So, if you know someone in Texas who desires to be inspired, please share this reflection with them.
Today, know that Jesus is your shepherd, your light, and your resurrection.