“Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying” (John 11:25, NLT).

Now that everyone has colored eggs for the kids, been to church, had the family over for Easter dinner, cleaned up and put everything away, life goes on just as before. Easter is over. For those who had been at the cross and then saw Jesus back from the dead, life would never be the same. How could it, after witnessing the most amazing event in human history?

Martha’s head must have been spinning, as she remembered her own dead brother, raised back to life by Jesus. And now she had seen Jesus killed and then raised back to life by himself! His words, I am the resurrection, must have hit home like a lightning bolt. May it also have the same effect on us today as we let this sink into our minds and hearts: Jesus wasn’t just resurrected from the dead, he is the resurrection. Our day to day lives can’t be same—when he died, we died and when he rose, we rose, to a new life in Christ, the resurrection and the life.

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