Words from the Heart for Friday March 20th, 2020
When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:10-11 (NLT)
He Lives for the Glory of God
The 2016 documentary Koneline portrays the glory and majesty of Northwest British Columbia. Described as “a visual poem,” this documentary shows us the incredible convergence of land, sea, and sky in this most glorious section of Canada, and introduces us to the people who live and work there. There are miners digging, hunters exploring, environmentalists standing up against diamond drilling, and First Nations trying to hold on to the stories and languages of the past while also embracing the technologies of the future.
While the cross is properly the universal symbol of the Christian faith, I have often thought that the empty tomb should be just as important a symbol. Paul the apostle teaches that if Jesus isn’t risen from the grave — in other words, if the tomb in which Jesus was laid isn’t empty — then our faith is useless. It is because of the resurrection we have the hope, the joy, the peace and the abiding presence of the living Christ dwelling in us. The resurrection is critical to the redemptive story that God had been writing for centuries. Paul says this in Romans 6:10-11: “When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.” Jesus lives for the glory of God. And because He does, so can we. Just as His death broke the power of sin, so His resurrected life guarantees that we live for the glory of God as well. Walk in resurrection life today.
These have been words from the heart.