In our last Easter devotion, we looked at the truth that because of the Resurrection, our renewed communion with God is now established forever. But why is it established forever? The generic answer (if it’s not irreverent to call it so) is Resurrection. The fuller explanation is found in the Gospel of Mark; in a critical statement Jesus made to some argumentative Sadducees.
Communion with God
“But regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB’? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living…” Mark 12:26-27 (NASB)
Our communion is established forever because our God is the God of the living. He is not—and never will be—the God of the dead. In King Jesus, we have resurrected life because, in the resurrection, we too are made alive.
The communion that God intended to reestablish through the cross and Jesus’s resurrection is the same type of communion that He has with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We have fellowship in the company of those listed in the ‘Hall of Fame of Faith’ (Hebrews 11).
In these devotions, my desire was to expand our understanding of what Easter is all about. We connected our understanding of some essential concepts in the Scripture, these included Heaven, God’s presence, and His desire to meet with us, and last but surely not least Resurrection.God is not—and never will be—the God of the dead. In Jesus, we have resurrected life because, in the #resurrection, we too are made alive. #easter Click To Tweet
I hope we all have a greater appreciation for the size and scope of God’s great story! I’d love to hear what you’ve learned during Holy Week. Comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.