"Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”" Luke 7:14 NKJV

The crowd that carried the dead young man stopped in awe since Jesus made a radical statement by touching the coffin.  By Judaic law, any Jew was prohibited from touching a carcass since it was impure (Numbers 19:11), specially a rabbi like Jesus.  It is amazing to read about the power of the word of Christ.  Who is He to command a dead man to walk again? He not only had the power over death, but He Himself is the source of life.  He who spoke the universe in existence (Genesis 1:1) and made humans in His own image  (Genesis 1:26). This is such an amazing truth, and he who lives in this hope will be free from the fear of death that keeps us in bondage. 

- Written by Ray Angulo