“We shall rise”

In lieu of writing a lengthy thought-provoking post on Easter, I’ve decided to leave you with a still thought-provoking, yet shorter, post. I pray this leaves you with something to glean or ponder!

Jesus’ crucifixion, his horrible death, and his unmerited sacrifice were all definitively tangible. He bore the torture and went through the agony of human cruelty and human sin; lashes, thorns, nails, asphyxiation, and crucifixion. Yet, on the third day, He rose. God has conquered death, and He has conquered all. His miserable suffering won us life, and death no longer holds a sting. Rejoice and live jubilantly today, as a reminder for all days, to sing praises and worship to the undeserved indescribable Savior who has gifted us salvation.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:8-11

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I will leave you with the words of Phillips Brooks:

“Let every man and woman count himself immortal.  Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection.  Let him say not merely, “Christ is risen,” but “I shall rise.”

His blood price bought our lives, that we might live. And today, He rose. And in the future, He shall rise again, and because of the sacrifice, we shall rise with Him.

Immeasurably blessed and humbled–

D. Fayth

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