Day 121 - FOUNDATION STONES IN A YEAR
I hope that in this edition of Faith Station, we have presented sufficient proof to you, at least, of the central role the resurrection played in the Gospel of the early church.
We have seen that the Gospels all end on this high note; that the book of Acts is in fact the story of the disciples’ proclamation of the resurrected Christ and of continued prayer to One they assumed was still alive; as you read through the New Testament epistles, with resurrection glasses on, you will see how entirely they depend on the on the assumption that Jesus is alive and seated at the right hand of God and, of course, the last book in the Bible, Revelation, repeatedly shows us snapshots of Christ as he is now, reigning as a king in heaven, waiting for the moment of his return.
Paul concludes his teaching on the resurrection in 1 Corinthians by encouraging his readers to allow this doctrine to hold them steadfast in the Lord – and I would like to as well. On those dark days, when life seems nothing but an arduous struggle, allow your thoughts to drift to the resurrected Christ and to your resurrection into glory; throw your heart there and allow that great truth to renew your strength and refresh your hope. May the hope of that heavenly reward keep you faithful and earnest in your service to Jesus here on earth. God bless you.
Father, now that I have filled my heart and mind with Your truthful and powerful Word about the resurrection – Jesus’ and my own – please bring these back to my mind whenever I need to be strengthened.
For the family
You will find the resource below a helpful guide to celebrating Easter with the family