Signs of life


Luke 7:11-15 records the miracle in which Jesus resurrects the dead son of the widow who was laid bare in an open coffin. Jesus told the dead man, “Arise” and the dead man, sat up (or arose) and began to speak (Luke 7:15).

Did you ever wonder as to why, the getting up and the speaking of the man who was raised from the dead, is explicitly called out? It is important to recognize these two signs of life – “arose” and “spoke”.

The Bible says that those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God, sent to save His people from their sins, shall never die (John 11:25-26). But do we as believers, demonstrate the signs of life? Are we rising up from the spiritual coffin that we once lay and are we speaking about Jesus, The One who has given us life; life abundant, life eternal?

We ought to rise up and speak if we have been made alive in and by Christ Jesus.

Luke 7:11-15 (KJV)
11
And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
12
Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
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And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
14
And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
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And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.