When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead, Acts 13:29-30 (NIV)
Much has been written of Christ. Many have heralded His coming. But what people do with Jesus has also been foretold. It was the same in the days when the Savior walked the face of the earth and carried His cross. People who could not bring themselves to believe enough in Him did all that was written. Then they sealed Him up in a grave. Done! Out of sight and forgotten, right? No! They failed to see that this is God´s chosen One! God raised Him up! And what is written about our days is coming to pass too! Are we dealing with Jesus as we wish? Are we sealing Him up too? Do we know that God isn´t finished yet?
Oh how we love to read our religion and place our discoveries in the past! How can we carry on like those who went before us? Jesus is not dead and gone. Nobody can ever deal with Him and let stone, time or a book lock Him away! Just as God raised His Son up then, He will raise Him up again! Shall we pray that for us Jesus can live again right here and right now? Shall we pray that Christ lives with us today? Shall we have our Savior now so that when all that is written is finished, God can raise Jesus up in us?
Dear Father in Heaven,
Please raise up in us Your Son today! We want to know our Risen Savior! We want Jesus living in us, moving us and leading us home to You!