“He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4).
If our faith stops at the cross, it misses the blessing of the fullest revelation of Jesus.
You need a Savior who not only went to death to redeem you two thousand years ago, but One Who is also alive to walk by your side in loving companionship.
You need a Savior Who can hear your prayers, to Whose feet you can creep in penitence when you have sinned, and to Whom you can call for help when the battle is going against you.
You need a Savior Who is interested in all the affairs of your common life, and Who can assist you in every time of need.
You need a Savior Who can be a real Friend, loving you and keeping close beside you – closer than your breathing, and nearer than your hands and feet.
You need a Savior Who will come into your life and save you – not by one great act of centuries past; but by a life warm and throbbing with love today, and living again in you. It is for love that our hearts hunger! The bread that will satisfy us is not merely the bread of memorial for a great devotion of love long, long since; but also the bread of love that is alive, present, warm, and throbbing.
Nothing less than a living Savior will satisfy us! And that is exactly the Christ that the Gospel brings to us – One Who was dead, but is now alive for evermore. Praise His name!
– adapted from J. R. Miller
May the Lord bless your day today!
All for our risen King’s glory,
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