I was driving back home from the gym this morning and this song came on in my truck from Matt Maher called “Because He Lives.” I’ve heard this song numerous times and everyone morning I workout I have worship music or some Christ center hip-hop blaring. A great way to get motivated, start the day, find clarity, and get the heart and mind focused on Christ for that day. Can’t just do it Sunday morning.
Anyway, when this song came, it just hit me hard. I could feel the Holy Spirit fill me and my heart leaped with joy. The words of this song are a stark reminder of the offer of life that we have in Jesus Christ. The chorus says…”Amen, Amen, I’m alive, I’m alive because He lives.” It’s quite amazing how God will use certain things to fill you and remind you even when it’s things that are a little more common in your life.
The words of this song were a stark reminder of that because of Christ we are alive. This is such an awesome and powerful thing to think about for our lives. We are alive through Christ. Paul said in Ephesians 2:5,”He gave us live when he raised Christ from the dead.” If it were not for God’s love and grace, we were dead. We would be doomed to our sins. There would be no life.
Because we have this offer of life, what else do we need to worry about. Yes, we face struggles, we face difficult, pain, suffering, and heartache. That’s a part of the evil of this world and our fallen nature. But with all that, if you know Christ and know that He is victorious and is alive so that we can live, we have much greater things to live for. What a glorious and awesome thing it is to have a God that loves us so much that He was willing to go to the depths of hell in order to rescue us, and bring us back to the life that we were always meant to have.
I’m going to keep this short today, but this is all so simple. We are alive in Christ! We are alive because He lives! When we recognize this and learn that we can now live for the life that Christ has for us and live a life with our hearts full turned to God, what else matters. Let’s live the life that Christ offered. He offers life and life abundantly (John 10:10). It’s right there for us. We have to chose to accept that offer, stop living for this world, living a life that self-reliant and self-driven. Live today.