Friday, April 13, 2012

Tree of Life Day 69: Romans 8

This chapter, more than any other didactic chapter that I can identify, transitions between the resurrection and Pentecost (which is our theme for this Sunday).  Specifically, this verse I cling to and proclaim pretty often:

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. (8.11)
God raised Jesus from the dead.  He did so by His Spirit.  And that Spirit lives in us.  And He's going to give life to our mortal bodies (today and for eternity) by that same Spirit.  Not just existence.  Life.

The resurrection was leading us to Pentecost.  Amen.

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