“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
I don’t know about you but sometimes I have gotten so used to hearing the resurrection story that I just forget the power that it holds. This verse was such a pointed reminder of the NEW life we have in Jesus. God gave his one and only son to die so that we may have ETERNAL life. Life with Him in perfect grace, love and hope.
The resurrection story isn’t just an Easter story, and if I’m honest sometimes I forget that. I forget that the power the resurrection is forever, it doesn’t just start and end at Easter. I love how this verse says that Jesus has given us new birth (or new life) INTO living hope. When we believe in Jesus and the Gospel we are given new life into living hope. I’ve been needing a lot of hope, especially with how things are going in our world today. It’s amazing to be reminded that I already have it. Hope is already in me, His grace already surrounds me, and God’s love is always with me and pursing me. This week I challenge you to read the story of the resurrection. Speak that power over your life, remind yourself that God loves you so much that He sent his most precious thing to die for you. To bring you into
Jesus, Thank you for dying in my place. Thank you for the reminder that there is no limit to hope and the power that is within you. Thank you that even in the middle of such a crazy time we can still Your hand over everything. I pray that as things come my way this week that I may be reminded that hope is already in me, that Your grace surrounds me, and that You love me just the way that I am. You’re awesome. Amen!
Comparison Part 2
Love Thy Neighbor
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your should and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12:30-31 OBSERVATION God instructs his people...