Modern Day Resurrection
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one
who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live.”
In Ethiopia I was following up with a pastor who was sent to an unreached area to see how the church was progressing. One of the common questions we ask is, “How has God been moving lately?” He then began to share an amazing story of how his faith was tested.
After much prayer, he believed he was to preach one night on how God has power over death and the grave. While he was finishing up his message a man ran up to him and told him that his 1 year old son had died. Quickly the pastor left the meeting and headed home. His home was 45 minutes away and by time he arrived there were people outside his hut mourning and grieving because of the loss of the child.
When he went in he found they had placed the child in a small casket. The boy had already been dead for hours. The pastor fell to his knees and cried out “God, how can you tell me to preach about you having power over death and the grave and then allow my son to die!?”
The Lord then spoke to him and told him to pray, so he and his family began to pray. After one hour of prayer, nothing happened. Two hours later and still there was no change. Yet pastor felt compelled to keep praying.
They continued to pray. Four hours passed nothing, five, then six and still no change. And then in their eighth hour of prayer the child’s casket began to shake. They took the top off quickly to find the boy was alive!