Isn’t it profound to think that someone had to die for you to live?
romans 6:1-3 msg
“So what do we do? Keep on sinning so God can keep on forgiving? I should hope not! If we’ve left the country where sin is sovereign, how can we still live in our old house there? Or didn’t you realize we packed up and left there for good? That is what happened in baptism. When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind; when we came up out of the water, we entered into the new country of grace—a new life in a new land!”
Relocating to a new house, state, country etc., is a process that can be labor and emotionally intensive. I’ll be honest, I’m detest the act and thought of moving!
Relocations can also be spiritual, which is probably one reason why I sometimes struggle with fully embracing the “new life” that Jesus died for me to obtain. It forces me consolidate the discord between who I am and who Jesus died for me to be. It requires a laboring of my faith to see and push myself towards living in the “new life” that is already mine!
Imagine having the keys to a house that had everything you every wanted and even things you never knew you wanted. Would you make the sacrifice of boxing up and throwing things away to move in? Yes, you absolutely would! Well, what Jesus bequeathed to us in death is greater and far outlasting than a perishable house, its peace on earth and promises in Heaven!
Until Weekend Wellness,