Take a few moments to relax. Breathe in and out, deeply and slowly. As you become quiet within, allow God’s gentle presence to fill you with each breath you take.
John 11:25-26 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Every time we gather for worship, we proclaim in these or similar words, “Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.” Jesus’ question to Martha at the time of her brother Lazarus’ death, “Do you believe this?” is also put to us. Do we believe it in our heart of hearts, deep down inside? Yes! Do we believe that God’s power can bring new life out of the most dreadful experiences in our lives? Yes!
(Pray to Jesus, using these words or your own.)
Life-giving God, help me to trust your power in my life that I might experience the life you have promised.