Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?
- Luke 24:26
"Our Lord's Cross is the gateway into His life. His resurrection means that He has the power to convey His life to me. Christ's resurrection destiny-His foreordained purpose-was to bring 'many sons to glory' (Hebrew 2:10). The fulfilling of His destiny gives Him the right to make us sons and daughters of God. When our Lord rose from the dead, He rose to an absolutely new life-a life He had never lived before. And what His resurrection means for us is that we are raised to His risen life, not to our old life. One day we will have a body like His glorious body, but we can know here and now the power and effectiveness of His resurrection and can 'walk in newness of life' (Romans 6:4). The Holy Spirit is the deity of God who continues to apply the power of atonement by the Cross of Christ to our lives. Thank God for the glorious and majestic truth that His Spirit can work the very nature of Jesus into us..."
-Oswald Chambers (Summarized....from his book My Utmost For His Highest)
Thank you Lord for Your Son Jesus, for His atonement on the Cross, for Your unfailing grace, Your endless love, and all that you have given me! Thank you for saving me and making me anew!
-Daughter of the King