It Takes Power
The Resurrection was a display of God’s mighty power. Because we believe in God, we shouldn’t be too surprised at this. After all, he created everything that exists and controls everything in the universe.
Ephesians 1:19-23 - 19I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. 21Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. 22God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself. (NLT)
How could any person or group think they could keep Jesus in the grave? The religious leaders failed to do it; the power of the Roman army and justice system could not do it; even lack of faith on the part of the disciples could not keep Jesus in the tomb. God’s power to raise Jesus is greater than any power in the universe. Because of this, we can trust God’s promises. He is greater than all our problems or infirmities. The Resurrection assures us that Christ is alive and real.
Questions to Consider
Jesus demonstrated his power over sin and over death. What does that mean for you personally?
How can you rely on God’s power from day to day?
Talking to God
We all face situations that are bigger than we are. So today, bring to the Lord any situations that are currently leaving you feeling weak or powerless. Thank him for his mighty power, and reaffirm your confidence in his sovereignty and goodness.