Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Road to Resurrection: Ten, Resurrection


We know how the story ends. After three days in the grave, Jesus rose and lived again. But that isn’t the end. It’s just the beginning. Because God came to earth as a man, because He died on the cross for our sins, and because He rose from the grave, everything changed.

The resurrection of Jesus’ body wasn’t the only miracle. Because of the resurrection, we will live forever with God. But we don’t have to wait for that resurrection, for more is promised. We can experience resurrection now. I Corinthians 5:15-17 says, So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

When we allow the resurrected Jesus live in us, we become “new creations.”  Just as a caterpillar changes to a beautiful butterfly, so the spirit of Jesus resurrects us to new life.

Father, wrap us in the cocoon of your love and wisdom and make us butterflies.  Work the miracle of change in our lives.  Create us anew as beautiful new creatures flying on the wings of your spirit.

Food for thought: In what ways will others see the evidence of your spiritual resurrection?



8 comments:

  1. And clothe us with a robe of butterfly wings!
    Have a blessed Easter
    Mia

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    1. Thanks, Mia, for stopping by. Don't you just love trying out those gossamer wings?

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  2. It's good to be reminded of this, Nancy. So often I forget the transformation that has already begun in my heart. I feel more like the old caterpillar than the beautiful butterfly much of the time. But I want to live in Christ's truth and love. Thanks for the inspiring reminder and for stopping by my place too.

    BTW, I don't know if it's my browser, but the color of your post font is very close to your background color of black and made it challenging for me to read. Just thought you'd want to know ... I enjoyed reading it nonetheless. :)

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    1. Thanks, Beth, for you kind comment and your advice about the font. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to change it, but I will keep tinkering.

      Like you, I often revert to crawling on my belly like a caterpillar instead of using my holy wings. Happy flying to you!

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  3. Love, love, love this!

    "The resurrection of Jesus’ body wasn’t the only miracle. Because of the resurrection, we will live forever with God. But we don’t have to wait for that resurrection, for more is promised. We can experience resurrection now."

    Amen.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I am humbled by your comment.

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  4. Oh, glory, Nancy! I never tire of The Story, it never ceases to elicit awe and wonder in me. Much love to you this Eastertide.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. And thanks for the spiritual water you provide at Wellspring.

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