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Easter focuses us on Christ's physical resurrection from the tomb, and well it should. It is the central event of Christianity. Without the tomb our faith lacks meaning. 1 Corinthians 15: 13-14

As Christians, we have the faith and hope that we, too, will be raised to life in Christ's eternal kingdom with a physical body as his at the resurrection. Spiritually, however, we experience resurrection here, on earth, before our final bodily resurrection. We do not have to wait.

When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, at that moment we move from spiritual death to spiritual life. Ephesians 2: 4-5 In moving from death to life spiritually, we are resurrected spiritually. And at that spiritual resurrection we move from the secular world to Christ's kingdom. We become alive in that kingdom now.

Without the spiritual resurrection now, the physical resurrection takes a dramatically different course away from Christ's eternal kingdom. Experiencing the spiritual resurrection in salvation, however, opens us to life in the kingdom now, every day. That life brings a joy not known before the spiritual resurrection, but even more satisfying is the purpose Christ offers to each of our lives. A purposeful life in the everyday kingdom not only pays spiritual dividends, but brings with it Christ's peace. Once you experience that, you will rise every day looking for the the kingdom in your life. You will rise every day looking to experience Easter!

Happy Easter!

© 2024, Thomas M. Trezise

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