In Philippians 3:10, the Apostle says, “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection” I wonder if any of us really grasp what that power can mean in our lives.
“Resurrection” literally means, “standing again”. When we think of it, our thoughts generally go to life after death; someone died but they were raised to eternal life. Death could not hold Jesus. He lives, and as we trust in Him we can expect to live – even if we die. That is a vitally important concept, but I suggest there is more.
The power to make us stand again also means we can overcome tragedies. We can be incredibly courageous as we do the will of God and trust ourselves to Him. The courage of the martyrs can live in us. We can get knocked down and just keep getting up – by the power of God.
It means we get to start over. No matter how rotten your life is or was. You can have a new life, starting now, by the power of God.
Whatever errors you have made, they can be forgiven in Christ. When the “prodigal son” came to his senses and returned home, he father says that he, “… was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’” Folks, you too can come to that newness of life. You can repent and be made new. You can have a start over today!
You may be dead in your sins and be made alive in Christ Jesus. You can have life and have it abundantly here and now.
The power of the resurrection is not just for the future. That power of God is at work right now.