Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life, He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25 (NKJV)
My husband and I spent Spring Break taking our son, Ben, on a couple of college tours in Eastern Washington. At times I feel beyond excited for this new season. I’m watching Ben grow and mature and I’m proud of the man he is becoming. Then, out of nowhere, I’m in a pile of tears. Life will never be the same for our family once Ben graduates and leaves home.
New seasons bring both death and life. Sorrow and joy. Grief and delight. The key to moving through these transitions is trusting God with the process and believing that He holds our lives in His hands. We can count on a risen Savior.
After Christ’s resurrection He remained on earth for 40 days. We rarely think about the gift that this was to his disciples and to us, even today. He took that time to convince them of His resurrection; to answer honest questions from disciples like Thomas. Jesus continued to shepherd His people with loving compassion and commissioned them to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:18-20, ESV).
He does the same for us. Throughout all of the changes and transitions of our lives, Jesus remains the same. We can count on His resurrection to bring us redemption, reconciliation, and true everlasting life.
As we celebrate what Jesus has done for us this Easter, let’s remember His sacrifice, His patience, His suffering, His compassion, and His everlasting love. And in remembering the resurrection, may our lives be changed—today and for eternity.
Come and try this living Savior, if you have never done so before. –Charles H. Spurgeon #resurrection #Easter Click To Tweet
How does remembering the resurrection transform your life today? Comment below, I’d love to hear from you!