|Posted by Lorraine Serra on December 22, 2014 at 7:45 AM|
"Yes, Lord," she replied, "I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world." John 11:27
Do you know who said this? Do you know WHEN it was said?
Here is a clue: It was spoken by a grieving woman! Her brother had died 4 days earlier and Jesus had finally arrived in response to the news that Lazarus was very sick. Indeed, it was Martha's response to Jesus' declaration, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:26
How did she muster her confident response while in the grip of fresh grief over her brother's death? It seems inconceivable! And yet, her heart was convinced by His words, His deeds, His very presence, that Jesus was God in the flesh, the Savior of the World.
And then Jesus demonstrated his power and his great love for these friends by calling Lazarus out of the tomb, restoring him to full health and life! The news spread far and wide that Jesus had brought a dead man back to life!
"For all of God's promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding "Yes!" And through Christ, our "Amen" (which means "Yes") ascends to God for his glory." 2 Cor 1:20
This is the same hope and confidence we have in Messiah, Jesus Christ! His promise are true. They are YES and AMEN when we come in faith to be restored in our lives now, and for all eternity. Glory to God in the highest! Peace to His people on earth! At Christmas we remember and celebrate God's greatest gift to us, Christ the Lord!
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Categories: ADVENT 2014