Jesus said to Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this? “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” - John 11:25-27
Your words to Martha are the most hope filled words I will ever hear. We will live beyond the grave if we put our faith in you. It gives me hope that I will see my parents and friends that I loved so much but who have since left this life. It reminds me that I will not really ever die. I will just be translated to heaven. I'm like Martha, "Yes, Lord, I believe you are the saving Messiah. Help me smile all day today because I know eternal life is alive and well among my Christian loved ones.
Pastor Don Patterson
Hope in Christ reaches farther than any other hope we will ever have.