Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
-Jesus demonstrated that He has power of death often times before and after raising his friend Lazarus. Jesus is the resurrection and the life and calls us to believe in Him so that we may have life everlasting. To believe that He died and rose again; and God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him (1 Thes 4:14). It is in this belief that we hold fast our faith in Christ; in all things including those situation that seem dead in our lives; that we may receive His restoration, healing and abundant life with Him forever.
Often times when the death is mentioned we become curious to hear probably owing to the fact that; this is not the most comforting subject but a reality of life. According to the 2017 population data in Kenya gathered from different sources, it was estimated that the mortality rate was 6.7 deaths/1000 population and 23.9 births/ 1000 population (www.indexmundi.com). This reveals that as much as people pass on, the birth rate is way higher than the death rate and such matters should be left to the Lord who created us. Some bloggers have also posted articles about diseases like cancer which have caused a lot of panic among some members of our society. It is true that many have fallen because of cancer but we need to submit our lives to the Lord who is our Protector; and believe that such diseases will not harm us. The tongue has power over death and life and those who love it will eat its fruits (Prov 18:21). Jesus tells us often times that we should not fear. He reminds us that He will never leave us nor forsake us and even if we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, He will always be there to protect us. All diseases are basically psychological in nature and if we believe in Christ; our portion is wholeness, healing, restoration, comfort, strength, goodness, mercy, grace, protection and all other good things. In Luke 8:43; we find a woman who had the issue of blood for twelve years and had struggled consulting many physicians with no success. When she had faith in Jesus; she touched the hem of His garment and was healed immediately. At the end of time; there will be no more death, mourning, crying or pain, for the old order of things will pass away (Rev 21:4). Jesus calls us to hold fast our faith in Him and not to despair or become anxious about anything; for in all things He has grant us life and life everlasting; and should rest secure in Him.
Jesus You are good and Your mercies endure forever. Jesus You are merciful and Your love for us is eternal, we thank You and give You all the praise. Thank You for the far that You have brought us. You have protected us, healed us, comforted us, provided for us, sustained us and granted us many other graces for the glory of Your name. All glory and praise belongs to You. Have mercy Jesus on all those who are suffering from cancer, diabetes, arthritis, cerebral palsy and many other diseases that You heal them and grant them peace. Many others live in fear of disease, death and their hearts are not yet settled, have mercy on them Father and grant them Your perfect peace. Sickness has no place in our lives and families Jesus; we trust in You. Direct us in our studies, work, investments, families, churches, leadership, nation and deliver us from those things that cause us pain. Grant us Your grace Jesus to live a good old age; and to love You and one another as You have called us. May Your peace that surpasses all understanding dwell in our hearts and minds as we await to live with You forever and ever. Amen
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