Words from the Heart for Saturday April 11th, 2020
The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.
Romans 8:11 (NLT)
The Spirit of God
Canada’s Governor General has an official website, and according to the website. “In a country as vast and diverse as Canada, the governor general plays an important role by bringing people together in a spirit of goodwill and common cause. By meeting with Canadians in their communities and hosting events and activities at Rideau Hall in Ottawa and the Citadelle of Québec, the governor general encourages dialogue, nurtures a sense of shared purpose, identity, compassion and achievement, and promotes respect for the diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives of all Canadians.”
I’ve always considered this day to be the most thoughtful of the year. Yesterday was Good Friday. Tomorrow is Resurrection Day. And then there is today. The day in between. In Canada, stores were closed yesterday. They will be closed again tomorrow. Today everything is wide open, grocery stores are packed, and life goes on feverishly. But at the same time, in my spirit, there is a unique sense of discontent, and expectation. As there must have been for the first disciples as well. The grave where Joseph of Arimathea placed the body of Jesus is not yet empty. But there is something happening in the spiritual realm. Discontent and expectation. Just like in the heart of someone who has heard the Gospel for the first time. Having heard that Jesus died to take away their sin, but not having yet reached out in faith to receive the gift of sins forgiven. Having not yet experienced resurrection power. Romans 8:11 says this: “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” Reach out in faith today.
These have been words from the heart.