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Really Alive

“The thief comes only to steal and Kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” – John 10:10

A couple of years ago, It was in the news when Captain Sullenberger successfully landed a jet airplane in the Hudson River. All 155 passengers survived. It’s known as “The Miracle on the Hudson.” A reporter asked one passenger what he thought about it all. He was soaking wet, freezing cold, a little bit frazzled, but he had this incredible glow about him, an excitement in his voice. He told the reporter, “I was alive before, but now I’m really alive.”

My question today is, “Are you really alive?” Are you passionate about the life God has given you? Do you get up every morning with enthusiasm, pursuing your dreams? God doesn’t want you to just “be alive” or just exist or endure. He wants you to be really alive! You have seeds of greatness on the inside. There is something more for you to accomplish. Get excited about what God is doing! Lift up your eyes of faith to Him. Keep hoping, keep believing, keep trusting and keep living because God has a wonderful plan in store for you!

Alive with Christ

“When you were dead in your sins … God made you alive with Christ”(Colossians 2:13).

On the Saturday after Jesus was crucified, His followers must have felt utterly defeated. Meanwhile, the Pharisees felt they had silenced a critic, the Romans felt they had quashed a rebellion, and the governor had washed his hands of the whole
affair.

Then Sunday morning dawned, the gravestone was rolled away, and history was turned inside out. The news—Jesus is alive! — was almost too good to be true. Yet it was undeniably true. So true that His disciples dedicated the rest of their lives to
telling the whole world the Good News about Jesus Christ.

On the cross, He died for our sins. In the tomb, He defeated death. Nowhere else in this sin-sick world can we find such everlasting hope. … Every day we have on this earth is a gift from God, but ultimately everyone has to be prepared to face
death and judgment. Through the triumph of the cross and resurrection, Jesus has already dealt with both of those.