30 Mar Memory Monday – Week 89
As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus this coming weekend, I thought this verse was fitting: 1 Corinthians 15:4, “He was buried, he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures—and is still alive!”
Christ died for our sins, just as the prior verse, 1 Corinthians 15:3 says. He bore our punishment so we don’t have to. If we all realized that His death had to do with our sins, maybe we would take our sins and our relationship with Him more seriously. His story doesn’t end with his death, because after He was buried (which proves His death), He rose again. I appreciate that this version of this verse ends with He is still alive. The reality is that He is very much alive. Sadly, many people are trapped in sin and without hope, and these are the same people who don’t realize that Jesus died for our sins and wants to be each and everyone’s Savior.
Jesus through his death and then his resurrection is who brings life to every situation today. He IS life. He resurrects dead things. He resurrects old things. When you are celebrating Easter this weekend with loved ones remember that it is not about an Easter egg hunt or a big feast, but it’s about celebrating our living Savior and King.