“IT” OR “HIM”?
I am the resurrection and the life.
Martha believed in the resurrection, but Jesus moved her from the doctrinal to the personal: “I am the resurrection.” The resurrection is not an “It” – “I am the resurrection.” The resurrection is not an “It” – “I am the resurrection.” We stop too often with “It.” We get an idea, a theory, a doctrine in our heads, but we do not get Him in our hearts. We go in for sanctification, the victorious life, the second coming, and we believe and preach them with a vengeance, but we do not find our hearts warmed – we have “It,” not Him. We seek this blessing and that, we join this group and that, we think, “Now I have found it,” but all that is true and all that we need is in Him. We can even major on prayer and faith and not get through to Him. We can search the Scriptures and not come to Him that we might have life.
There is no life in any It, however good. He is our life In Him all things – including all the “Its” – consist.