We celebrated Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection this weekend. You have heard it said probably 1,000 times “Jesus Saves”. Amen. He does. What comfort, hope, and joy those words, that truth, brings . . . Jesus saves.
I’m thinking about the implications His resurrection has for our life. Not just on Easter Sunday, but today, tomorrow, the rest of our life. The words from a pastor are ringing in my ear “Yes, Jesus saves. He doesn’t just save us from something, but He saves us to something.” He saves us from Hell. He also saves us to new life, eternal life, abundant life.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Are you walking in the newness of life? Are you enjoying life and life abundant (John 10:10)? The peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7)? There is hope for the future, yes. But do you know there is hope for the present too? He can redeem your past, present, and future. He is making ALL things new.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
Are you in a desert, a dry and weary land? He can be your refuge . . . now. You can drink from His river of delights today (Psalm 36:8). Your scars are the proof of death, burial, and resurrection. Arise . . . walk in the newness of life. Walk by faith, enjoy abundance. Live like you are a new creation.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”