We’re called to live out our resurrection but what does that mean? God is all about resurrection. God is the master of breathing life into dead things. God is the perfecter of making things new and giving us hope. When we’ve chosen to follow Jesus, God has brought us back to life by breathing newness into us. We’re given new words to express our hope and through baptism, we experience death to sin, burial of our old selves, and resurrection into new clothes we call salvation. Living out our resurrection is a matter of living out our newness, our hope in Jesus Christ.
We’re no longer walking the path of the dead when we follow Jesus. We walk the path of the living and we the living bring hope to those around us. We the living express our faith by loving others; not by tearing others down with our words. Living out our resurrection means painting words of wisdom that would gently nudge others to consider our way of life. What words are you painting in the lives of others?
Our resurrection inspired faith shouldn’t end up in a list of do’s and don’ts but sometimes it does. Living out our resurrection isn’t so much about pointing out sin in those around us because that’s God’s job. Living out our resurrection is an illustration of God’s love working through us into the lives of others. Someone who is living out their resurrection is obvious. Everything they do and say and touch becomes fruitful because God is the one at work. The only way to live out your resurrection is to let God breathe new life through you.
May God breathe new life through you, and may he love through you into the lives of others, and may your resurrection be in line with that of Jesus Christ’s, giving all honor and all glory to God the Father.