Monday, April 5, 2021
It’s another Monday morning. The weekend memories of relaxation and fun are quickly drowned in the waterfall of work that lies ahead. But for me, this Monday is different. While it’s true that this day is more overloaded with work than most, carrying well into the evening, I am energized by the ongoing vitality that is mine through the resurrection power of Jesus Christ that lives in me.
The daily presence of Jesus Christ, made possible by His sacrifice for sin on the cross and His resurrection from the dead, does more than just sustain me. His life defines me. His life energizes me. Christ’s life enables me to do far more than I could ever imagine.
Jesus promised me this in His words to His disciples in John 14. “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.”
In my own strength, I am tired. Alone, I am discouraged. But I am not alone, and I do not live in my own strength. Jesus Christ has risen from the dead. He has gone to the Father. He sent His Spirit to dwell in me. The resurrection power of Jesus Christ is mine. And since I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
All the things that lie ahead of you do not and cannot undo the resurrection of Jesus. All the burdens you will pick up today do not have to be carried alone, or at all. Jesus is alive, and if you have believed in Him, His life is in you. His power to do great works is working in you.
It’s not Monday. Every day is Resurrection Day for those who are in Christ jesus.