He Died and Rose That We Might Live
He died and rose in order that we may live. “He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was on Him” (Is. 53:4). This involves a healing hand from anxiety which has a way of choking all the joy of living out of us. It piles worry upon worry until we are tempted to become hard and cold. The uncertainty of the future bombards us with doubt after doubt as insecurity wraps its arms around until we can’t see any way out of the pits of hopelessness. That’s why our very survival depends upon us living in the reality of the good news of the resurrection. It’s a fact Christ is Risen. By His stripes we are healed. Thank God, “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins”(Col. 1:13-14).