This is the season to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior. Too often we share our thoughts to prove the resurrection. However, most folks I talk to do not doubt the resurrection. They fail to recognize the significance of the event.
Let me encourage each of us to focus on the significance of what Jesus did for us. More important than being convinced of the fact of the resurrection is to understand why Jesus chose to die. He died that I might live. He died that I may have a relationship with Him. I was separated from him due to my sin.
As a result of my sin I needed to reconcile myself to our perfect God. I could not do it. So God prior to the earth being formed made a plan by which I could receive atonement to escape the punishment of my sin. It was to be made possible through the birth, death and resurrection of His Son Jesus. He paid the debt I could not pay.
As addicts we know that recovery is our goal. To achieve that goal we need the presence and power of Jesus Christ who was tempted as we are but never gave into sin. His death was absolutely necessary for Him to be resurrected and to return to the Father in order to send His Holy Spirit to convict me of sin, draw me to the Savior and empower me to overcome any and all sin which includes all the sinful addictions that has captured my heart.
Today because of the resurrection I am a free man. Do I still disappoint God? Yes, but because of the resurrection I have the forgiveness of sin and have received eternal life that Jesus alone can give me. Is the resurrection a fact? Yes. However the significance of that event is far more important to me and I hope the same for you.
He did it for me!!! He did it for you!!! He did it for all who will repent and receive it!!! Praise HIM!!!