If Christ is in you, even though your body will die because of sin, your spirit is alive because you have been made right with God.
Easter is a time of year when we remember the resurrection of Jesus. However, I also believe it is time for each of us to remember our own resurrections. I realize none of us have be resurrected physically, but when you placed your faith in Jesus you were resurrected spiritually. God designed us to live simultaneously in two realms; the spiritual realm and the material realm. Before we came to Christ the spiritual part of us was dead because of sin. When we were made right with God through faith in Christ our spirits were made alive—resurrected.
Take a moment to remember your spiritual resurrection. Our individual resurrections were as diverse as God. Martin Luther said “I felt myself reborn.” John Wesley the founder of Methodism said “I felt my heart strangely warmed.” Someone who visited our church awhile ago said after their conversion they intuitively had no fear of death. They said the thought of walking out in the street and getting hit by a car didn’t bother them. They had no fear of death because their spirit knew they were right with God. Some of us may have had a deep sense of peace in our spirits. Some of us may have had profound joy. The important thing is not how God gave us assurance we were right with Him but that He did. Maybe there happens to be someone reading this who has not yet experienced spiritual resurrection and wants to. All you need to do is pray the prayer below from your heart and God will certainly answer.
Lord Jesus, I ask you to forgive me of my sins and to cleanse me from those things that have kept me in bondage. I surrender to you today. I ask you to come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. I believe you are the Son of God and that You were raised from the dead. Thank you for hearing my prayer and giving me new life as a child of God.
Adam Bilitzke, a Troy Boy Scout, refurbished the figurines as his Eagle Project. Two seniors from Miami East High School VoAg class, Dylan Hahn and Elix Isbrandt, built a new stable for the Nativity for Cove Spring Church.