Mrs. Davis was teaching her kindergarten students letters and sounds. As she reviewed the letter of the day, one five-year-old raised his hand and waved it wildly.

“Mrs. Davis! Mrs. Davis! I remember our letter today. It’s ‘t!’ Did you know that Jesus died on a lower-case ‘t’?”

Yes, He did. The boy’s insight touched Mrs. Davis and she felt tears in her eyes.

Think about it. A man walked the earth and proved God’s power. How?

By healing many of diseases that still stump medical researchers today.

By healing the mentally or physically ill, leaving no side effects except joy and wonder!

In  bringing the dead back to life on at least three occasions.

When Jesus healed the mentally or physically ill, there were no side effects except joy and wonder! There was no further need for medical treatment, check-ups, tests, or medicine.

But more important than his miracles and death was His resurrection. Angels at Jesus’ tomb told the women who had arrived first, “He is not here! He is risen!” [Luke 24:6.]  Without a trace, Jesus left the tomb behind to return to Heaven, a whole person–not as a spirit. As son of God, Jesus overcame death—one more proof of his deity.

Jesus said to Martha, sister of Lazarus, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25

Like the people of Jesus’ time, all of us need to determine the answer to this important question: Who is Jesus? Man or God? And who is He to you personally? Man or Savior?

[Jo Russell is a Christian teacher, speaker, author of many articles, contributor to several anthologies, and Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out? A Humorous Devotional for Women, Intermedia Publishing, 2011. For more chuckles, keep checking her weekly blog on]


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Jo’s humor, inspirational stories, articles and devotionals have spanned more than 40 years, with several national writing contest awards for humor. She's a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Soul—Shaping the New You and Heavenly Humor for the Dieter’s Soul.

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