HIS LOVE IS LIFE
Impossible. And yet, He made possible what should not be.
He was so much loved, Lazarus was. The Bible records one of the most poignant scenes in the shortest number of words possible. Jesus wept. (John 11:35)
It had been four days. How awful the stink must’ve been! How much decayed the flesh must’ve been!
And then He stood before the tomb and called out the impossible: Lazarus, come out! (John 11:43) In an instant, the stink of death dissolved. In that instant, muscle tissues reformed and blood began to flow again. In that flash of an instant, a dead heart revived and beat once again. And then… The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. (John 11:44)
Like that beloved who was dead, we too, can find ourselves alive again. Haven’t our lives been empty so far? Even in the pinnacle of success. Even at the heights of indebtedness for all the “good deeds” we have dedicated our lives to. Even as we commit our every waking moment for the most worthy of causes. Even then, we are not really alive. Something is missing.
That something is, in actuality, Someone. He is Jesus.
Let Him come and touch your life. And in an instant, you whom He loves so much that He gave His life as a ransom, will rise from the deadness of existence. In that instant, you will find yourself reformed, born into this world again. In that flash of an instant, your heart will begin to truly beat again. And then… He will make possible what everybody has said cannot be.
One instant is all it takes.
His love is life. Be that miracle. Kneel and pray.