Then [Jesus] came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried [the deceased] stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” Luke 7:14
The four Gospels record three instances of Jesus bringing a deceased person back to life. The daughter of Jairus, a Jewish leader, died and was raised from the dead (Luke 8:41-42, 49-56). So was the son of a widow in the village of Nain (Luke 7:11-15). The best known of the three was the raising of Lazarus, who had been dead for four days (John 11:1-44).
Can there be any greater miracle than to restore a person from death to life? Our first response is to think, no—raising someone from the dead has to be the greatest miracle. But think about this: All three people Jesus raised from the dead eventually died again. In the face of that sad fact, Jesus gave Lazarus’ family new hope: Whoever believes in Him will live, even though he dies. And whoever believes in Him will never die! (John 11:25) So a greater miracle than being raised from the dead is the miracle of eternal life—never spiritually dying at all!
Have you received that miracle through faith in Christ? Believing in Jesus Christ means you will live forever with Him.
Eternal life does not begin with death; it begins with faith. Samuel Shoemaker