Living in Light of the Resurrection

by | Apr 5, 2021 | General, Holiday | 0 comments

The Easter eggs have been found. (Well, most of them.) The chocolate bunnies have been eaten. The friends & family have left. Spring Break has come to an end. 

But one thing remains: living in the reality of the resurrection. 

Living with hope, assurance, and confidence-in-Him, because He lives. Living as one who has been forgiven much, thus loves much; as one who can boldly approach the throne of grace; as one who knows she is never alone; as one who has experienced – and continues to experience – newness of life; and as one who can say, with Paul, “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” 

BECAUSE of the cross, Paul was able to say:

“If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect?  It is God who justifies.   Who is he who condemns?  It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril or sword?   As it is written: ‘For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.’ Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” 
(Romans 8:31-37)

Overwhelming victory is ours through Christ Jesus because of HIS victory! It has been said, “A Savior who triumphs in his darkest hour can deliver his children from theirs.” 

Paul went on to say, “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present (problems or fears for today) nor things to come (problems or worries for tomorrow),  nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”   
(Romans 8:38-39)

The love that we just recognized, as displayed upon the cross,  and the power that we just proclaimed, through the celebration of the resurrection, allows us to make this personal: “A Savior who triumphs in His darkest hour can deliver me from mine.”   Take heart, friends, for He is alive!


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