To some degree all of us are affected by unfortunate experiences, the negative voices of unfair criticisms, discouraging remarks and pre-mature judgments of our behavior can be disconcerting. Often life’s vicissitudes and the “prophets of doom” can frustrate us.
The spirited led Christian, however, learns to focus more and more on the blessing of the climaxing event of our Lord’s ministry – The Resurrection.
The power of The Resurrection gives us power to believe that despair and life’s negative voices cannot and will not dominate our lives. As the lyrics of one song has it – “Because He Lives I Can Face Tomorrow”. The power of The Resurrection challenges us to live each day hopefully and creatively in spite of the circumstances confronting us.
The power of The Resurrection and only its power gives us hope not only in this life but more especially in a life that transcends all earthly relationships.
“If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied. But now Christ has been raised from the dead… (1 Corinthians 15:19,20).
Dr. Taylor A. McKenzie
April 21, 2019