Raising the dead is something only God is capable of and can do. Jesus raises the dead because HE is the resurrection and author of life. Jesus, through HIS Resurrection, gives life to the death. At Resurrection, Jesus located those who died in the hope of HIS first coming with life and a place in paradise. Jesus not only gives resurrection and life, but HE is also Resurrection and Life. Meaning, Jesus is our ultimate hope, give us the ultimate miracle of returning to God. John Piper explains, “is not simply to be with Christ in immaterial existence, but to have resurrected bodies.” HE was with God in the beginning (Genesis 1 and John 1), came to earth to live, died on the cross, and was raised to life; HE now sits at the right hand of the Father in the highest heaven. Jesus is eternal, which is what we become … in HIM. Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Jesus is ever alive, and HE’s Resurrection and life.