“You Must Have a Living Christ!”

1 Corinthians 15:4 says of our Lord Jesus Christ, “And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

“If your faith stops at the cross, it misses the blessing of the fullest revealing of Christ! You need a Savior who not merely (two thousand years ago) went to death to redeem you, but one who also is alive to walk by your side in loving companionship!”

“You need a Savior who will come into your life, and will save you, not only by one great act of centuries past, but by a life warm and throbbing with love today, and living again in you. A DYING Christ alone, will not satisfy our heart. We must have the living One for our friend! Nothing less than a LIVING Christ will do for us! And that is the Christ the gospel brings to us: one who was dead and is now alive for ever and ever!”

“‘My soul thirsts for God, for the living God!’ cried the psalmist, and also cries every redeemed soul. It is only as we realize the truth of a living Christ that our hearts are satisfied. We crave love, a bosom to lean upon, a hand to touch ours, a heart whose beatings we can feel, a personal friendship that will come into our life with its sympathy, its inspiration, its companionship, its shelter, its life, and its comfort.  All this, the living Christ is to us! ‘I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!’” (Revelation 1:18)

By J. R. Miller, A Year’s Daily Readings,“Nothing less than a LIVING Christ will do for us!” Grace Gems <pilgrim@ gracegems.org>

 

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