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18. Everyone Who Lives
26 Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?"
Jesus asks us to believe the most amazing thing. It seems impossible. His promise defies everything we have ever known about mortality. We can scarcely imagine living forever, and never dying: and yet that is precisely what our King holds out for us. Death has always posed our greatest fear, and now it is utterly defeated. Its domination has oppressed us for so long that we tend to think it is undefeatable.
Do we truly believe that we shall live and never die, merely by believing in Jesus? If we truly believe, our lives should reflect that belief.
"All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine Book." -David Livingstone
Prayer, Lord thank You for Your word. Thank You for surrounding us with Your unfailing love, for our hope is You alone.