BECAUSE HE LIVES
Jesus encouraged His disciples with the promise of His resurrection life. For in His coming resurrection, He would provide for them both proof and pledge of their own resurrection and life.
Because He lives we have proof that Christ is the Victor over sin, death and the grave. Since He lives, will also shall live. Since He was raised, we also shall be raised. Our faith rests on the fact of Christ’s resurrection. It is the proof that we too shall be raised.
Because He lives we have His pledge that all who believe in Him shall be saved. Since He lives, He continually intercedes for us, that we also shall live. Since He lives, we are able to abide in Him and He in us. Our lives are forever united. For when we trusted Christ, our former life died, and our new “life is hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:3).
Because Christ lives, we have both proof and pledge that we too shall also live.
PRAYER: Our Dear Father, thank you that nothing in this world can separate us from Your love. For our life is hidden with Christ in You. As Christ lives, we shall live. This is both our hope and assurance. It is our comfort and surety. Help us to truly live today knowing that as Christ lives, we live. In Jesus’ name, amen.