The Messenger: Rev. Dr. George B. Moody, Interim Pastor
Text: Luke 24:1-12
Easter, Resurrection Sunday, is so much more than an event of the distant past; it is a new life for us and also a journey. It provides a means for us to have a deeper, richer relationship within ourselves and with God. Instead of struggling with sin and doubt, our spirituality is manifested in every interaction we have. Jesus said, “I come that you may have life and have it abundantly.”
Because we are made in the image of God, we are able to engage with him in spirit. When we receive Christ as our savior, abundant life is a continual process. We rise with Christ. The same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, called spiritual discernment, is the key to a truly abundant life.
As we learned last week, a lot happened to Jesus the week that preceded his crucifixion and resurrection. On the cross, Jesus prayed to God, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing,” and he said just these three words before he died – “It is finished.”
Each born-again believer can have the same rich, deep relationship with God when we develop a spiritual discernment and become a born-again believer. The more we pursue God, seek holiness, and strive to be more like him, the more abundant our life will be. Spiritual discernment is the key to a truly abundant life.
The “Greatest Miracle of Easter” is that God’s resurrection gave us the power to be like Christ!