And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Romans 8:11 NIV
Will Also Give Life
Canada has a population of about 38.25 million. The majority of Canadians are of European descent from early French and British colonists, as well as later immigrants from eastern and southern Europe. The second half of the 20th century saw a large increase in the number of immigrants from Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa. There are currently more than 260 different ethnic origins reported across Canada. It is also home to a large aboriginal population made up of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.
There are so many mysteries about the Christian life – why Jesus loves us enough that He willingly laid down His life for us, how God became man, how the Holy Spirit can take up residence in us. While pondering those things, and there are so many other mysteries, listen to what the apostle Paul writes in Romans 8:11: “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you.” This is a profound mystery – the same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead, the same power that defeated death on Resurrection Day, is available to all who have repented of their sin and put their trust in Jesus Christ. This provides all we need to walk in spiritual victory day by day. But more than that, the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives assures us of eternal life. Death no longer holds any danger for us – fear of death is gone. We wait with expectation for that moment when we breathe our last breath here and breathe the air of heaven in the next.
These have been words from the heart.