Well it is almost that great day when we remember the fact that Jesus not only died for us, but He rose again. I love how Paul puts it in Colossians 1:18 ,"who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead". Wow, the dead being born again, what a hope. I feel dead a lot of days, like I am dragging a carcass around by the sheer force of will. Sometimes it is just the feeling of getting older and sometimes it is the feeling of this world getting older, but either way there is a weight to it. That is when I think of this great truth, He was the firstborn from among the dead. If there was a firstborn that means there are others and if it is from the dead then it is to the living. This means I am alive!!! It doesn't matter how I feel at that point there is a welling up in my spirit of hope and joy unspeakable (1Pet. 1:8). There is also a truth in the fact that Jesus Christ led the way, it means it is He who is holding the door open for all who will follow. The emphasis is on will because I can choose whether to believe this and live in it or to sit in the idea of death even in the midst of life abounding. This life is in Him who holds the door, and who is going to make Him close it? No one!!!!! He has already disarmed the enemy and made a public spectacle of them (Col 2:15), so they are no longer a threat to this great promise of life are they?? If, like me, you hear some reservations going through your head when you read this now is the time to tell them where to go! Now is the time to believe what is true even if all others are liars (Rom. 3:4), and this includes our own minds. This is the life that He suffered and died for ! It is for freedom that He set us free (Gal. 5:1)!! Let us now live then because the Firstborn from the dead is alive! Let us live then because He is full of abounding life! Let us live!
Thank you Jesus for the enduring greatness of your love
Thank you Jesus for life!!!