The resurrection of Jesus Christ is comfort for the believer as he is ready to exit this world and the proof that God will judge all men (Acts 17:31) by this same One He raised from the dead. So the resurrection has just as much impact on our life as it does on our death. Christ was raised for our justification.
I still can't believe / understand how we [believers in Jesus Christ] will one day hear God say to us, "Well done good and faithful servant..."
In light of all the apostle Paul gained in Christ, he counted all his pseudo-righteousness as dung.
Christ transforms the filthy beggar into a rich and well-dressed invited guest prepared for the wedding feast of the Lamb.
The risen One commands all who would follow Him to pick up their cross in order that they might know Him, the power of His resurrection and share in the fellowship of His sufferings (Mark 8:34; Phil. 3:10).
I'm now back at work, but still relishing the fellowship we experienced last night in meditating on the Gospel. And as I popped in a CD to try to focus on my work, the words of this song serve to continue to feed my delight in my great Savior:
What grace is mine that He who dwells in endless light
Called through the night to find my distant soul
And from His scars poured mercy that would plead for me
That I might live and in His name be known
So I will go wherever He is calling me
I lose my life to find my life in Him
I give my all to gain the hope that never dies
I bow my heart, take up my cross and follow Him
Excerpt from “What Grace Is Mine” by Keith & Kristyn Getty