A funeral procession. A grieving mother. A dead son. All of us are destined for the same procession as that young man. God says, ‘Sin pays a wage. The wage it pays is death.’ (Romans 6:23) Every generation sins. Every generation dies. No exceptions. We are not exempt.
But Jesus came to defeat death for us all. He gave the grieving mother and the crowd of mourners a glimpse of that when He touched the coffin and spoke to that dead man like he wasn’t dead at all. "Young man, I say to you, get up." And what do you think happened? (Luke 7:11-17)
Every one of us is on that same road as that dead man; when the Lord of Life speaks, we see that there is only One who can do something about it. So He died, He rose, and He lives – all so that you can know that your sin is fully paid for, that you too will arise like that dead man. This is what it means to say that JESUS IS THE LORD OF LIFE.
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Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Daniel is the Staff Minister at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, El Paso TX.