Good Friday everyone, David here.
The New Testament teaches that the resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of the Christian faith. The resurrection established Jesus as the powerful Son of God. God has given Christians a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Christians, through faith in the working of God are spiritually resurrected with Jesus so that they may walk in a new way of eternal life.
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” ~ John 11:25-26
Everybody believes something, and everybody believes somebody. Jesus’ resurrection is an invitation to a different way of living – an eternal life. It’s easy to lose focus on the life in the rats and mice of the here and now.
Eternity is here and now, it just goes on for longer. God placed eternity within our hearts. It’s what we long for, what we made for. Jesus rising from the dead invites us to this life.
Jesus invites us to trust resurrection
that every glimmer of good
every hint of hope
every impulse that elevates the soul
is a sign, a taste, a glimpse
of how things actually are
and how things will ultimately be
resurrection affirms this life and the next
as a seamless reality
and saved by God
~ Rob Bell
This Easter may you glimpse this seamless reality of eternity, how things are and will be, the life between the now and the not yet. If you seek it you will find it. May you trust and embrace the message of Easter. Jesus rose and is alive and is reaching out for your hand. Will you take it?
I guess my leaving you was much too hard
For your old soul to stand
So here I am, I’m right back here again
And I’m reaching out for your hand
~ Derek Lind