Today I wanted to share the reflections I wrote for our most recent TBG newsletter because Easter is not just for a day for a child of God.
The Resurrection and The Life—Do you believe this? Do you believe Him?
“I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in me will live,
even though he dies;
and whoever lives and believes in me
will never die.
Do you believe this?”
Do I believe this? Do you believe this?
We cannot choose to stay passive in our attitude about Jesus. He demands an answer. We have to either acknowledge the truth of who Jesus is-or we need to admit that we are actively dismissing Him.
We cannot be passive about Jesus.
There is nothing passive about the way that Jesus went about His ministry-His interaction and interruption of time, space and people’s lives.
There is nothing passive about the way that Jesus taught people God’s truths; nothing passive about the way He healed people from multiple maladies; nothing passive in His exorcism of demons or His raising the dead to life. And Jesus certainly didn’t go to his death passively. Without fighting His crucifixion, yes. But His death was actively planned for, prepared for and chosen by Him with a purpose: He alone could be the full and worthy atoning sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins by our Holy God.
Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life. And believing this frees us completely from the bondage of sin and death-for all eternity…and right in the very midst of the lives we are living now.
Jesus is never passive. He is passionate. He is present. He has purposed to offer us His very life and the power of His resurrection. We need only to receive what Jesus us offers as we believe Him and who He says He is: The Resurrection and The Life!
May this be the truth you believe this Easter…and every day as a child of God—with the fullness of its power and the depth of its peace!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane