New Life With Christ
Easter Sunday is a celebration for all who have their eyes on Christ and have put their hope in Him.
Why? He is risen!
Yes, He did die on the cross over two thousand years ago. But, according to the eyewitness accounts in the Bible and even from the Jewish historian Josephus, Jesus rose from the dead.
Paul wrote his account of the resurrection —
According to these words in the Bible, Jesus rose from the dead.
The resurrection of Christ is a fact of history.
And Josephus, the Jewish historian confirmed it when he wrote —
What does Jesus’ resurrection mean for you and for me?
Because He is risen, we can experience new life in Jesus Christ.
Paul sets forth a very powerful truth through many of his letters that we must know and understand. When we are born again by receiving Christ we are literally placed “in Christ.” It’s how we are able to experience new life. We died with Him, because we are now “in Him.” And that means we are raised to new life with Christ.
Paul writes in Colossians 3 —
We are like butterflies who now have wings to fly above the things of the world as we fix our eyes on Christ and the realities of heaven. It means this world is passing away and His light truly is brighter than the deepest darkness. Even if we are in what I have often called “the dark night of the soul,” we can still draw near to God and experience His power and presence in our lives. And we can also know that these things are passing away, and nothing can touch our hope of eternal life with Him.
Ruth Paxson explains our union with Christ in her book, Rivers of Living Water —
These words by Ruth Paxson help us think more deeply about the meaning of Colossians 3:1-4 and the great significance of our new life in Christ and the importance of the resurrection of Christ.
So today, dear friend, think about your life with a new set of lenses. Realize that you are in Christ and you walk in newness of life every day. Imagine yourself to have wings to fly above and through every circumstance because of Christ in you. And then, understand that the Lord Jesus has a great plan and purpose for you. He is living in you, transforming you, and touching other lives in and through you.
May you have a blessed and special Easter!
Dear Lord, Thank You for the new life we have with you. May You be honored and glorified in and through us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
♥ Blessings and Grace to You!
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