Redeemer of the Dead
“Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.” John 5:25 (ESV)
Jesus is the resurrection, the life, the Redeemer of the dead – before and after the funeral. He gives life to the one seeking a resurrection for a spiritual death, when we’ve walked away from God and His abundant life. He’ll give life to the one who dies before the Lord returns, but at the resurrection all who sleep in the dust of the ground shall come forth when Jesus calls.
Let’s pray today that in our grief we will find comfort in Jesus’ promise to live again.