After the Resurrection…Now What?
Nena Arias | April 22, 2019“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live” (John 11:25)
Many of us have heard the biblical stories of Easter in some form or another in church or on television and we have celebrated it in some form down through the years. But what does it all really mean to each one of us? Do we then go about living our lives as if the resurrection of Jesus means nothing? The biggest mistake we can make is to just go about our normal lives not factoring in the dimension Jesus opened up for us and missing out on the impact of Christ on all of life. When that happens, we are not living but just merely existing.
Jesus resurrected, but is that the end of the story? Did he stop after he rose?
How real is he in your life today?
Are you satisfied with your life as it is today?
How do you handle it when your soul says you are not living a life that is fulfilling? Do you pay attention, or do you just try to fill that void with other things, activities or people?
What does the resurrection mean to you when your marriage is on the rocks? Even though you are determined to not let it fail the issues are not getting resolved between you and your spouse. You go through counseling, start spending more time together, and treating each other with respect. Things begin to turn around, but you are still not satisfied. Something is still missing. You are not satisfied because the essence of the resurrection of Christ is still not part of your life and your relationship with God is not an intimate one so you continue to miss the mark. So again, you stop innovating the creativity in your marriage and begin the vicious cycle all over again. You seem to only spin in circles, and you can’t seem to put your finger on the real reason your life is not fulfilling.
On another note, you have a child that has rebelled against you. You begin to show your child more love than you have before, and they return that love back to you. So why do you still feel unsatisfied in your life. There seems to be a persistent emptiness that doesn’t fill up with anything even after your family problems are resolved. What now? The story does not seem to end once your accomplishments are reached.
What is needed is for you to allow the risen Lord to take his place on the throne of your heart and begin satisfying the cry of your spirit for him. Your spirit is craving and crying out for the life of God that is why nothing satisfies you because nothing can take his place in your life. By reading the Scriptures, the words of the risen Lord will infuse you, and the Holy Spirit will teach you how to do the Father’s will in your life like he showed us by his example. So, at the end of your earthly life you can say like he said, “it is finished.” True life purpose is only found in the benefits of the resurrection of Christ, so that even if you die you will yet live.“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.” (John 11:25)