“He died for everyone so that those who receive His new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.” ~ II Corinthians 5:15
After the Easter festivities were over, we were home from church and dinner, and things were being put away, I spent some time thinking about what Christ’s death really meant for all of us on earth. Death is still strange to me, even after having spent so much time recovering from its presence in my family. It is something that we, as humans, were not designed to comprehend – simply speaking, we weren’t created to understand death. It wasn’t part of God’s original design.
But Christ’s death changes everything. My husband’s death, while leaving a gaping hole in my own life and the lives of his family and friends, had an impact on many people, but certainly not everyone. While his life was a wonderful example for Christ, his death was not the one that conquered the grave. But Christ’s life on earth was a perfect example for how we should live – and His death meant a resurrection that would overcome the hold that sin had on the world.
It’s incredible to think that one life could be given so that all would have the opportunity to live – but that is exactly what Christ did for us. One in exchange for all. If you haven’t taken God up on the offer of His Son – please do so today. He gave everything so that we might live – and live eternally.