Editor’s note: This Easter season, CTA invites you to focus on God’s everlasting love. It’s a remarkable, undying love that brought us forgiveness through Jesus on that first Resurrection Day. Today’s devotion is an entry from the A Love That Never Dies devotional prayer journal. This devotion book, based on Jeremiah 31:3, takes readers through the forty days of Lent according to St. Matthew’s Passion account. The book is available in both ESV and KJV. 

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. (Romans 6:5 ESV)

Reflect: We already know the climactic conclusion to the Passion story. Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but neither sin nor death could hold him prisoner. Christ was raised from the dead through a glorious resurrection. We, too, will die, but death cannot hold us captive either. When we die, our bodies await the promise of resurrection on the great Day of Judgment. What does the promise of the resurrection to new and eternal life mean for you as you live even now? How does it change your perspective of death and dying?

Prayer starter: Gracious God, thank you for giving me the hope and promise of life forever with you in heaven. Help me to share this hope and promise with someone who may be afraid of dying, including . . .

 

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