Little stories. Illustrations. Vignettes. All intended to crack the door to just a little more understanding.
Jesus offered a lot of these kinds of openings. He still does. Look to see what kind of new light might brighten your understanding just now.next >
For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15next >
My favorite word is “resurrection.” It’s the word I often find myself meditating on throughout the day. It is a heavy word, one often associated with Easter and the story of Christ. The word often boggles my mind. Why would Christ want to die for me? How am I worth it? And not just me - everyone! It’s an indescribable feeling to know that someone loves me enough to take my place in death, and is powerful enough to overcome that death. The love of Christ urges us daily to live life in the light of resurrection. The love of Christ urges us to share this hope of resurrection with everyone we meet daily.
Dictionary.com defines “resurrection” as "the act of rising from the dead" and "a rising again, as from decay, disuse; revival" and "a rising above mortality through the understanding of spiritual life as demonstrated by Jesus Christ."
I define it as perfect, unfailing love, overcoming the grave to save me from myself.
Sarah Briggsnext >
God, thank you for waking me up to your love. Help me daily to live life so that I can spread the joy of your resurrection to all. Amen.next >
Go now with your eyes watching,
Watching for the unfolding of God's words,
Words that give light,
Words that bring understanding
To even the most simpleminded.
Inspired by Psalm 119:130
Sarah Briggs is a student at the Gardner-Webb School of Divinity. She also works at her alma mater, Wingate University, as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship intern. She enjoys laughter and good coffee, watching television shows on Netflix, and spending time with her family.