John 11: 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this? (NASB)
These verses give us hope. There is no greater comfort, no greater reassurance than to believe the words of Jesus himself. Last weekend there was a walk, to remember the lives of those who died due to mental illness. These loved ones have left a void. Since the fall of man, men and women have died. This curse will last as long as we are on this earth, but we will not be subject to death forever. When we believe in Jesus and choose to believe Jesus, then we will have the certainty that we will see the loved ones who died in the Lord again. Believing him requires obedience, listening and action. Martha and Mary walked and followed His commands. When we do the same we will see our loved ones again. What a wonderful reunion it will be! What a great day it will be!