Sunday, March 23, 2008

Saved by His life

This morning I've been traveling around the blogosphere and I've been reading some very wonderful posts from various people all about Easter and the resurrection of Christ. The birth of Jesus as a human being and His death on the cross are very important parts of God's plan so I'm thankful for the entire ordeal of Christ becoming a man.

But if not for the resurrection, there would be no life for us! There would be no eternal life. We would not have been able to die with Him and to also be raised again with Him, as so many of you have pointed out. We were reconciled by His death, but we were saved by His life.

Rom 5:10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

The cross is wonderful and it a vital part of the entire plan, but Christ's death was not enough. His resurrection made it possible for anyone who believes to be made alive with Him! We can sit around all day, knowing that we're forgiven, but unless we have LIFE, so what if we've been forgiven!

I thank God today, not only for the coming of Jesus as a man, and for His death on the cross, but for His life with which I've been made alive together with Him!


  1. Amazing concept, Redeemed Creation caught up in the union of the Creator through our Lord Jesus who is our life! Great Post.

    Mutual Crucifixion; Mutual Resurrection...the first Son leading many sons and daughters into His Glory.

  2. May the Lord bless you by grace through faith :)

  3. Ahhh... an amazing union indeed. Raised with Him into Life!

  4. Thanks, cyberanger! God bless you.

    Grace and peace to you.

  5. Amen!

    Rom 5:10 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. About the resurrection, Paul says,

    And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.

    It puts a lot of emphasis on the resurrection, not that the death wasn't important but without resurrection, the death mean nothing.

  6. Amen, Bino! This has become more and more real to me in recent years. That is, in my understanding of forgiveness, reconciliation, salvation, etc, the truth and the necessity of the resurrection has really stood out to me and I've gained a much deeper appreciation for what salvation and life really means.