What does the resurrection of Jesus Christ really mean to you? Make it a point sometime to sit down and read Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20. Does it intrigue you to know that there were many bodies of the saints who raised from the dead after Jesus crucifixion? (Matt. 27: 52-53). What does the story in John 11 and Lazarus’ resurrection mean to you? I ask these questions because of all the things that should mean the MOST to us as believers in Christ Jesus these questions are paramount. We cannot give other people’s life hope of a promised life if we cannot see life emanating from ourselves! Read 1 Corinthians 15 again. If we’re like rover who’s dead all over after this life, let’s eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. But, if there is promise of a future, a picture of hope and an opportunity of life everlasting, why on earth wouldn’t we want to make preparation for that? And, why on earth wouldn’t we want to share that truth with others so they can take advantage of that same opportunity? The greatest gift we have to share with others is letting them know they can have the same gift we’ve been given through Christ. They too can have redemption, they too can have hope. If the reason for hope rests within your own ability to accomplish things, that hope will wane, but if the hope you have originates with what Jesus Christ did on the cross our hope becomes everlasting!
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you! Kevin
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.