Sunday, April 4, 2010

Resurrection Children

clip_image001Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children Of God, being the children of the resurrection.

(Luke 20:36)

In this verse Christians are given a very good name. In the Bible we are a lot of things, including sinners, sheep without a shepherd, children of wrath, blind, lost, and many other things but the good news is none of that matters because when we met Christ we have became a new creation. We became, in fact “children of the resurrection”. When Jesus comes into our life we are different. All things become new.

Suddenly, because of what Jesus did on the Cross, everything is different. When we came to Jesus everything is different. Now that is something to really give thanks for. Our defining quality is no longer what we were or what things, bad or good, we did in the past. We are no longer under that pollution and corruption that Adam and Eve Passed on to us through the generations. That sin nature no longer rules our life. We are now defined by something different and way above this old sinful world. It is the resurrection. It is, in fact, who we are. We are the children of the resurrection.

What does this mean? It means we no longer have to look at our past failures, we only have to look at the resurrection of Jesus and know that all things are new, because we are new children. When this old world encircles us with its small-mindedness, hostility, and anger we can live in a inspirational and uplifting way, with our hopes, faith, and all our values fixed firmly above the things in this old crazy, sinful world, because we have our eyes fixed on Jesus.

This is all because of what Jesus did for us when He died on that cross at Calvary. He paid the price for you and me. Oh what a difference when Jesus passes by! So when you go to church this Easter Sunday remember that you are fruits of that resurrection, that happened so many years ago. That is something the world cannot take away.

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