Easter is an amazing reminder to us that Jesus rose from the dead.
How many of us live in the victory that He is daily the God who brings life to the dead?
We have no trouble with the concept of Spring and new life bursting forth in the midst of dead things.
Yet, in our own lives it seems more of a stretch.
Can God really bring life to the deadness of my marriage?
Can God raise to life the deadness in my heart after my divorce?
Can God revive my spirit after the death of my beloved?
Can God heal the deadness in my heart after the abuse and trauma I endured as a child?
Romans 4:17 resounds with the answer to every one of those questions:
. . .the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.
This verse speaks of Abraham’s faith in God’s promise that He would give Abraham and Sarah a son though they were well past the age of being able to have children.
Abraham and Sarah waited 25 years for God to fulfill his promise.
Yet during those 25 years, Romans 4:20-21 says concerning Abraham:
No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. (ESV)
God has power to do what He has promised.
Today and everyday He is the God who brings life to the dead.
What dead part of your heart or life is He asking you to believe He can and will resurrect?