A Resurrected Savior
“Just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”
Romans 6:4 (NIV)
The story is told of an African Muslim who became a Christian and his friends asked him, “Why have you become a Christian?” He answered, “Well, it’s like this. Suppose you were going down the road and suddenly the road forked in two directions, and you didn’t know which way to go. There at the fork in the road were two men, one dead and one alive. Who would you ask which way to go?”
Personally, I’m going with the One who is alive—the One who is the very object of my Christian hope. At the bend in that road is a risen Savior who guarantees my reality by the power of His own resurrection.
We need to have faith and conviction that He has given us the ability to appropriate that resurrection power in our own lives until our faith makes us whole. Jesus is a resurrected Savior, and we literally live in the power of His resurrection. Because of that resurrection power, we are able to live our lives for His glory and work to establish His will on Earth as it is in Heaven.
The question each one of us has to ask ourselves when facing obstacles and fears and worries and opposition is, “What do you believe?” Do you believe in Jesus and the power of His resurrection?
If you want to live your life with greater spiritual power, then you need to feed your belief in Jesus a heavier diet. Death could not hold Him down. He is the living King. He is seated in majesty. He is reigning. Do you truly believe these truths?
I believe in Jesus, and I want to know Him in the power of His resurrection. I don’t just want to know Him as a healer, a sustainer, a provider, or a prayer-answering defender. I want to know Him in the power of His resurrection so that my belief, which accesses that power, can help me be a witness to the world, an example of His amazing grace, and a demonstration of His providence.