“Resurrection Life Builds Faith”
A week has passed and people are back to their normal lives again, the same routine they tackle every day. It is a week since the observance of Holy Week. Do we pause for a while and examine ourselves, to see whether or not it affects our lives to any degree? Does our faith increase, or is it the same as before? After contemplating the sacrifice and victory of our Lord Jesus Christ do we just go back to following the world, busy again chasing our dreams and wants in life?
Year after year we recollect the passion of Christ, and year after year we neglect the true meaning of it. It is Christ redeeming the world from sin, the cause of eternal condemnation. It is the act of God to restore His creation to its proper order.
May our faith increase as we see the goodness of God. We are the main subject of His redemption, “for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” May we cherish every day and accept, claim and put in our heart and mind our total deliverance from the clutches of the evil one.
May our faith increase as we put our trust in God. May we truly realize that He is in control of everything. Christ gave us salvation, so may we never forget His suffering on the cross. As day by day we see the cross, may our faith increase also.
May we also realize that He gave us the Holy Spirit, His very breath in us. Jesus knew that it is not good for man to be alone, just like God said about Adam. So before He ascended to Heaven He promised the Holy Spirit, our Helper, to be with man. If we allow the Holy Spirit to steer our lives we will never go wrong. He is always whispering in our minds, speaking the goodness of God, so may we practice listening to His instructions. It is beautiful, good, and pleasant to dwell in the presence of the Holy Spirit. You will find peace and calm. Through Him, God is speaking now to each one of us: the same God who spoke to Moses, Abraham, David, and all the prophets of old.
I confess, I am often guilty of not listening to Holy Spirit. Often my self-will dominates my thinking and action. But I never lose hope and never give up. And I must remember to never contemplate on Christ’s suffering only, but see His resulting victory, the victory that bring us to eternal life. Amen.