Because He Lives
Every where I seem to turn, I am hearing the beautiful song, Because He Lives. It is a thread weaving through my heart this week. It is because He lives, that I too, can live and live abundantly. Not necessarily in wealth, (though living in the West, even our poor are rich compared to the rest of the world…ponder this one, dear ones ) but, in all ways.. in peace, in joy, in each day, I can live to the fullest because My Savior is no longer in the ground but has defeated death and the grave once and for all.
Jesus is the reason we can rejoice and rest in the knowledge of eternal life which can start right now if you have asked Him to be your Lord and Savior! This is the week which we celebrate this fact but we really should focus on this every day of the year because this is an every day event. He is Risen, He lives and we are able to claim as Paul did, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Phil 1:21, ESV). We are no longer slaves to sin, we are no longer unable to live in such a way that we no real joy and real peace because He lives.
I do not want to give the impression that life of a Christ follower is without problems or trials. Not at all. We still live in a world filled with strife and daily troubles. But, because He lives, we have a strength to rely on, a Savior who promised He would never leave us. See, this is not a life of religion but a relationship with the Son of God who comes to each believer. We are created to have this relationship with God. He is a relational God. He seeks to share His grace with you. If you want to have this relationship with the God Who created you, Who loves you that He would die for your sins, please click here and please leave a comment here so I can pray with you!
See, I can sing this every day as I know My Savior Lives!
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, all fear is gone and because I know He holds the future, and life is worth the living, JUST BECAUSE HE LIVES!