“God of the living” Luke 20:36-38
I had an incident as a child that perhaps you also may have experienced in one form or another. I accidentally dropped an old-fashioned thermometer and the mercury beaded out on to the floor. Although warned not to touch, I vividly remember the wonder of watching the silvery pieces come back together as I nudged them with the pencil tip. Nothing was more exciting as I realized how they were meant to be together with full elemental unity.
There is an infinite momentum that keeps us alive and brings us together! As the Son of God is from the Father, through the catalyst, our Holy Spirit, they remain One, and we are one in them (John 17:11). And like the splintered mercury, Our Father God had to separate His son so we may be in the land of the living, rejoining with our God-head into eternity. We are also one in the resurrection.
B.B. Warfield said, “Christ is everything a man is for eternity.” We will reach our fullest potential in Him, but not yet. We cannot be separated from God as we are confirmed by the resurrection where death has no sting; death has died. The dead are raised! And another great, Geerhardus Vos, said that our faith comes from “He himself who perfectly encompasses and governs it“, showing us how we see that our very being belongs to God who oversees our lives. Trust in The Creator’s sovereign care through the Holy Spirit given to you.
Has your heart been proven true that you are never fully consumed but you are alive and awake in the living Christ? Our union with Christ is our daily mainstay, dear Christian. He is our very breath. And the unquenchable fire. How amazing our lives in Christ Jesus are as we participate in life with Him. Our union in Him is with a promise to blaze forever, as we are fed through His eternal source in the Word of God, and with others of the faith.
PRAY: Our Triune Lord, we praise and honor You alone as we know how we have life in you. Through You, we live and move and have our being (read Acts 17:24-28). We thank You how we are not “dead men walking”. God of the living, help us to live for you each day. Be our ongoing, organic photosynthesis, growing us in the light of your Being in the land of the living. Be our inextinguishable fire now. Show us how that works in our lives today. For your glory, Amen.