Throughout history, many good men have given their lives for others. Only one, though, has given His life, and then came out of the grave to triumph over death itself.
When Jesus died on the cross, it paid the price for sin- a price that those being saved could never pay. His love was shown at the cross. But it is in His resurrection that we have life, a new life in Him!
When Christ walked out of that grave, it was a triumph of many sorts. A triumph over death, over sin. Over those who doubted Who He was. It was the most astounding act anyone had seen… even death could not hold Him down!
And when we have repented, being forgiven of our sins by His work on the cross, His work alone, by God’s grace, we are saved for a purpose. Life in Christ is not just fire insurance. It is a call to serve, to serve a risen Savior, Who has a purpose for all of our lives, a purpose to God’s glory. And while how that purpose may manifest itself in each of our lives may be very different, the focus is singular- to glorify God by sharing the Gospel of Jesus with a world dying in sin. In fact, before He ascended to Heaven, to be at the Father’s right hand, Jesus gave us all our marching orders:
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Rejoice today, we serve a Risen Savior! Let us serve Him every day, in every way!
Happy Easter from AgapeModels.com!