Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Resurrection People...

In centuries past, and even today in some cultures and church traditions, Christians greet one another with these words,  "Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!"  We are the resurrection people, people who know, love and serve a living Savior and Lord and who anticipate eternal life and the resurrection of our own mortal bodies when He returns.

We, the resurrection people, live in a land called Hope.  While our flesh and blood walks this earth, the worst we can imagine here is still not the end.  We have hope eternal, we serve Hope Eternal, and we live in the land of hope eternal.

One of my favorite Bible verses is found in Hosea 2:15 (Amplified Bible)  “…I will make the valley of Achor (troubling) to be for her a door of hope and expectation.  And she shall sing there…”  This valley was the place of one of Israel’s biggest failures.  It was the place of their defeat at Ai due to sin in the midst of the people.  There, in the place of failure due to their own disobedience, God opens a door of hope and expectation.  There, she responds to this God of Great Grace, with song.

To the resurrection people, the end is not the end.  The end is not created by circumstances beyond our control. The end is not created by our own wrong choices. The resurrected Christ has the last say. He is our Door of Hope to life eternal, and our Door of Hope that we will see and experience His goodness here in the land of the living. 
(Psalm 27:13 Amp.)

We, the resurrection people, abound, overflow, bubble over with hope.
(Romans 15:13 Amp.)

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  1. Elizabeth, Hosea 2:15 is a favorite verse of mine. I still remember the day I read it for the very first time in 1984. Yet this morning, Easter, is the first time I have thought of it in terms of Easter, causing this verse to fall powerfully on my heart. I so appreciated this post. Yes, He has been and is to this day, my Door of Hope. He has caused me to experience and live here in the land of the living. And my heart is full and rejoices this morning for all He has done in my life. May you and yours have a blessed Easter!

  2. I love thinking of myself as one of the resurrection people living in a land called Hope! Thank you for this post. Happy Resurrection Day!

  3. I cannot imagine not leaning on there being a door of Hope and Expectation. Happy Easter. I like your term Resurrection People. :)

  4. I have never paid much attention to Hosea before. I will be reading it again. Thank you.


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