The Word of Grace Devotion for the Week of March 9, 2015
Why Seek the Living Among the Dead
Luke 24:5-7, “Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, 7saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”
Beloved, He is risen! The truth of Christ’s resurrection not only applies to the forgiveness of our sins but also to the circumstances surrounding our daily lives. As we ponder this truth and its application for our lives we take note of the question, ““Why do you seek the living among the dead?
The application for us is that we often look for answers to our problems through means other than our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When we are depressed we turn to alcohol, drugs or relationships to attempt to fulfill us. In so many areas of our lives we turn to the dead rather than to the living.
Beloved, we must recognize the truth that Christ is alive and that He desires to bring life to those areas in our life that may be dead. He desires to resurrection marriages that have been DOA. He desires to bring life to our devotional time. He desires to resurrection our faith and trust in Him and remove our constant worry and fear. Simply put, Christ is alive and desires to work in us and through us.
Beloved, Christ is not dead and we should not be living as though He is dead. He is risen! He is alive! And we can run to Him with all of our needs!
Beloved, I pray that you will have a blessed week! I love you and I will be praying for you!