Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.

All of us were dead, in the dead man’s tomb of our past lives, like Lazarus, until Jesus raised us from the dead. Just as Lazarus lay hopeless and helpless in his tomb, we were dead in our transgressions and in our sins. This resurrection season, it is good for us to reflect on the impact of Christ raising us from the dead through our spiritual birth. There is a powerful song in our Easter production called Resurection written by Nicol Sponberg. Enjoy this portion of the lyrics.

“I’m at a loss for words, there’s nothing to say
I sit in silence wondering what led me to this place
How did my heart become so lifeless and cold
Where did the passion go?
When all my efforts seem like chasing wind
I’ve used up all my strength and there’s nothing left to give
I’ve lost the feeling and I’m down to the core
I can’t numb it anymore.
Here I am at the end I’m in need of resurrection
Only You can take this empty shell and raise it from the dead
What I’ve lost to the world what seems far beyond redemption
You can take the pieces in Your hand and make me whole again, again
You speak and all creation falls to it’s knees
You raise Your hand and calm the waves of the raging sea
You have a way of turning winter to spring
Make something beautiful out of all this suffering”

Maybe you can relate to the words of this song, maybe you have tried your best, and still fall miserably short. Maybe you stand in need of resurrection. Just as Mary Magdalene wept outside of Jesus’ tomb that Easter morning, she had no idea of the power that had been made available to her. What did it take for Mary, one glimpse of the glory of the resurrected Son of God. Today, His power is not diminished. His resurrection power is still available to all that call upon His name. Are you in need of resurrection? Call upon His name, that same power that raised Jesus from the dead will bring life to every part of you.


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