Monday, April 13, 2009

Living Post-Resurrection Lives

What do imagine it was like for the disciples of Jesus the day after they first learned that he had been raised from the dead? Do you think they slept any that night? We don't know a whole lot about the day after they had first learned of the miraculous Easter events, but we do know is that their lives were never the same. We do know that they became the witnesses of the gospel around the world and most of them died for proclaiming and living post-resurrection lives.

How about us? Do we celebrate the Easter events and let it make us feel good for a little bit, but then go about our lives as we did before? If we truly understand what happened on the cross and the significance of the empty tomb, it is impossible to continue on with a "business as usual" mentality.

The Scriptures say, "for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy." Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers," - 1 Peter 1:16-18 (NIV)

I believe Peter's words are a great challenge for us. We are to be holy, because God is holy. He didn't redeem us so that we could keep living as we always have and simply run to God if we need Him. We need to begin focusing on living post-resurrection lives. Some of the most exciting events in the lives of the disciples happened after the resurrection!

1 comment:

  1. Great words. Living Holy is another one of those unique experiencing Christ events( actually on going events). Through the Holy Spirit we able to live Holy Lives, because He helps us.......we are never left alone to accomplish resurrection living !