I am crucified with Christ

This side of the Resurrection

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead . . . ~ 1 Peter 1:3

The Crucifixion. One of the most brutal, evil moments in the history of man. And at the same time, the most beautiful—because it doesn’t end there.

Jayson D. Bradley writes “. . . the resurrection isn’t part of the Christian faith; it is the Christian faith.” (visit his post here—it’s definitely worth reading)

The Resurrection changes life. Christ died, but that’s not the end. He was buried, and he rose again on the third day, according to the scriptures (1 Cor. 15:14). That’s a game changer—a life changer. For if I am crucified with Christ, then I too am raised again, born to a new life empowered by the living God who has called me to His glorious will.

Bradley continues, “What reason do I have not to live boldly and courageously? I live on this side of the resurrection.”

Dead to sin, alive in Christ. Death can no longer hold me, because Jesus defeated it. What shall I fear? Remember, daughter of the King, you live on this side of the resurrection.