Monday, November 5, 2012

“The Risen Son and the Rising Sun”

     The risen Son ensures the rising of the sun upon whatever tomorrow brings to born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.

     “He is risen, as He said” (Matthew 28:6).

     Having overcome our worst enemy by trampling death under His nail-scarred feet, the Lord Jesus Christ promises to lead, enable, and keep us in whatever life brings our way. 

     In blessing, He will enhance our joy by leading us along the path of thanksgiving to the throne of grace.  “By Himtherefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name” (Hebrews 13:15). 
     In trouble, He assures our hearts of God’s purpose and preservation: “In the world, ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). 

    In the everyday and mundane, He will abide with us in all: “To live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21). His risen and overcoming life enhances every blessing, transcends every difficulty, and infuses every earthly moment with the presence of heavenly reality.       Our experience of such glory may wax and wane. Nothing, however, changes the fact of our Lord’s vibrant life as our grace-given portion in every moment.  The risen Christ dwells with us.  He dwells within us.  Moreover, “in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts17:28).  This is truth, regardless of the ebb and flow of our awareness, remembrance, application, and apprehension.  Thus, the Apostle Paul commands that we “awake to righteousness” (I Corinthians 15:34). Indeed, let us remember the empty tomb and the occupied throne above. The Son is risen, and in such glorious light, the sun will rise on our everytomorrow regardless of what it may bring.

“The true light now shineth.”(I John 2:8)


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