What do you believe about the resurrection? Are you of the same mind as those you attend church with? Are you of the same mind with your pastor? Do you believe Jesus was resurrected? Will you testify to His resurrection to others?
The resurrection of the dead can be a fuzzy subject for us to discuss. Many of us believe in the resurrection, but we may not know much about it. We know it will occur at some point in the future, but don’t know the specific timeframe or what other events may indicate its coming.
When we talk of resurrection, we usually think of the end times. We think of Christ’s second coming. We think of the final victory over evil. We may even wonder if we will be among those to join Him in the end. There are several images and questions that come to our minds when we think of the final resurrection.
But what do we think about Christ’s resurrection? Because we have never seen someone who is dead come back to life, we may struggle with believing it deep within our hearts. We may write it off as a one off, God only event. Yet, we have eyewitness accounts of others being resurrected, including a valley full of dry bones in Ezekiel 37 which God brought back to life.
With the evidence and eyewitness accounts, why is it so challenging for us to speak of Jesus’ resurrection to others? We need to testify to His resurrection and state it is the reason for our hope. We need to be unified in our message. Put tradition a notch below and tell others about Jesus and His resurrection. It is the one reason all of us share that joins us together.
I pray we all are unified in the message of Christ’s resurrection. I pray we tell others about it. I pray each one of us set aside our differences to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Believe in Jesus’ resurrection. Tell others about the resurrection. Be of one heart and one mind. Be unified in Jesus Christ.
Acts 4:32-34a All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them.