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