Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. – 1 Peter 1:3
When I think of the word ‘resurrection’ I think of Jesus from the grave… or the rapture, or what happens when we go to be with the Lord.
However, after a conversation I had today I started to think of this word a little differently.
I was on the phone with someone discussing a certain situation that could very easily be categorized as ‘hopeless’…until they said these words:
“Megan, this may appear as a done deal – but I believe in resurrections!”
Isn’t that awesome!?! God is busy causing many resurrections in our daily lives.
He can take all that has been put to death by the flames of fear, pride, division, doubt, indifference, discouragement, and despair and from the ashes resurrect new life and beauty.
He can breathe hope into those areas that we have declared hopeless and dead.
He can resurrect intimacy in our marriages.
He can resurrect passion in our ministries.
He can resurrect trust in our broken relationships.
He can resurrect confidence in our prayers.
He can resurrect faith in our doubts.
He can resurrect joy in our pain.
He can resurrect strength in our weaknesses.
He can resurrect love in our fears.
He is a God who resurrects life from death and He is a God who resurrects hope from hopelessness!
God, help me to always remember that when you resurrected Christ from the grave you gave us a living hope! There is no circumstance in my life that you cannot transform. There is no person in my life that cannot be saved. Thank you for the power that you displayed in raising Jesus from the grave! This is the power that is actively working in and through my life.