John 11:25-26 (NRSV) 

Here we read about the Life that is truly Life.  This Life is in Jesus; the Life that comes from being in relationship with Jesus as Lord and Savior.  Lazarus has died while Jesus was not there.  He has been dead four days.  And his sister Martha, knowing Jesus’ healing power says, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”  She believes that Lazrus will rise on the last day, the end of time, when God brings in the new heavens and earth.  But Jesus means that Lazarus is going to rise again now. And of course, he will rise again in the last day, as well.

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

We celebrate and give thanks for the Resurrection of Jesus each and every Sunday.  We know that Jesus’ Resurrection carries the promise of our resurrection.  All who believe in Jesus, “though they die, will live.”  Ultimately, we will be resurrected when Jesus returns and never die.  And we enjoy the “abundant life” in Jesus right now.  Give thanks this day for the Life that is Really Life!