Scripture for Today: Ephesians 2:4-5 “But because of His great love for us, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.”
“This too shall pass,” is a phrase I often heard from my Mother and I find myself repeating it during these unique times of self-isolation. I am hopeful that one day we will look back saying, “remember when?” We have lost loved ones and our hearts break for those experiencing financial hardship as well. My husband invented his own acronym for Covid to help me gain some perspective, “Christ Offers Victory In Death.”
Today’s verse talks about the life Christ offers to those who are alive but at the same time dead in their sins. Being dead, there is nothing we can do to save ourselves. It is because of His love and mercy that He made us alive with Him. The tomb could not hold Him nor will death have the final say for those to whom He has given spiritual life! Death will no longer have the victory (I Cor. 15:55-57). Believers are no longer dead in their sins but alive with Him both now and forever!
What a difference this makes for me! The potential for death in any situation is devoid of “sting.” My life continues with Him whether my body does or not. I have been made alive and that life never ends. I can face an unknown future with confidence. I can live without anxiety and fear knowing my life is forever in His powerful loving hands. I do not relish the idea of dying, who does? But I do know that my true life is hid with Him (Col.3:3).
Thank you Lord, for victory even in death!