Do you want to live, really live, not simply exist, from one day to the next? Do you want to awaken to each day with joyful anticipation for what the day will bring? Then believe that life begins and continues through Jesus Christ. From him comes the amazing teaching, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Easter is Jesus’ great example of life-giving power, usually associated with eternity. But eternal life isn’t only off in the future; it is now. You can be resurrected now. You don’t have to wait until you die. You can be resurrected from other forms of death; indeed many of us are dead while we are alive.
What is life, actually? Life is when you are sensitive and caring. It is when you’re full of joy, when you’re vital, when you’re effervescent, when you are excited with the possibilities of a new day. If that doesn’t characterize you, maybe you need to be resurrected. “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it” (John 5:21).
Ask Jesus to infuse you with new life. Ask him to re-create you even as the earth is re-created by the spring. He has the power to do it!