Run to the Cross: Week 2

March 21, 2022

1 Peter 1:3-5

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

Devotion

What does the Resurrection mean for you?

As we ponder on the significance of the resurrection of Christ our Savior, it is truly the cornerstone of our salvation, our hope of an eternal life and home and the anchor of our faith today. Without the resurrection of Christ, there will be the absence of our New Testament, the mystery of the Church would not be born, and perhaps how we record our dates may be different too.

Easter is a time of celebration for the believers of Christ that Jesus was raised bodily, supernaturally and victoriously from the dead! And what does it mean to us today? It represents Hope and Faith.

Hope in our salvation, hope of our eternal life and home, and hope of being an overcomer in our daily struggles presently because He promise not to forsake us. Christ is divine, and He is son of man, both divine and human. He is the door to our Father in heaven, He is our redeemer, and He has paid a costly price as a ransom to purchase humanity. All these for the joy set before Him that in hope, none will perish. 

We read about the resurrection of Christ, but how are we to believe these accounts? 

We know about the resurrection of Christ, but do we truly believe in these accounts?

Through the lenses of all the eye witnesses’ accounts of the resurrected body of Christ, who spoke and ate with Christ after His death, we respond by living in faith. In 1 Corinthian 15, Apostle Paul urges the readers of his letter to verify and learn more about the eyewitness accounts from those who were still alive, and had seen Christ ( including Paul himself). What is certain and true is that all who witness the resurrection, their lives change and it’s as though a veil has been taken off their eyes. In faith, and repentance, we must submit our lives to Christ. Those who have ceased from trusting themselves for salvation, and to rely on Christ, would be saved. 

1 Corinthians 15:12

“Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?”

Have you stopped ceasing to trust in anything or yourself for salvation? 

Have you yielded completely to trust in the hope of the Cross of?

How can you continue to be that faithful witness of Christ resurrection? 

If so, wait for Him, and He will be faithful.

Prayer

Dear Lord, As I run to the cross, I seek to surrender and commit myself to the cross.
Every sin, every medal, every worry, every accolade, I commit to You.
As I come and draw close to Jesus, I pray that God takes away all my condemnation, shame and remove my pride and stronghold that stand between my relationship with God.
Draw me nearer to the cross, be crucified and help me learn the inner most truth of my heart and soul.
At the cross, I surrender it all, and with the same power that resurrected Christ, I pray for mercy and grace in a new birth that is sufficient for us.
I pray that His peace and joy comes into my life so that I may learn to draw from Jesus, the true vine.
Only in Him can I bear much fruit because without Christ I bear nothing.
Thank you Jesus.
And in You I trust.
Amen.


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