Alive in Christ
How can a dead body come back to life? At the funeral home the distance between life and death is one breath. No matter how much instruction is given to the corpse, “Just breath and you will be alive.” That body cannot breath because it is dead.
In the same way, we are all spiritually dead and until God’s Spirit breathes into us we continue to sleep. That is why Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:4 “Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our sins.”
You and I are made spiritually alive through the life giving sacrifice of Jesus Christ.