Because of the immeasurable greatness of God’s mercy and kindness and grace, we have been saved. And not only saved, but we have been raised from the dead by God, raised to Eternal Life with Him.
“For He raised us from the dead along with Christ, and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6,7 NLT
Sin had separated us from God, from Life Himself; God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sins– His Life for our life. And when the price was paid, God raised His Beloved Son from the dead.
But God’s mercy towards us did not stop with forgiveness. Those who believe in Jesus Christ find that we were raised from the dead with Him– to a new life in the Kingdom of Heaven, though we still walk this earth.
Throughout all future ages, God will point to us as the living proof of His limitless grace and kindness, a love so deep that it reaches His bitterest enemies, transforming us into His sons and daughters. And today, we have the opportunity and responsibility to live for Him; not to add anything to what He has done for us, but to experience the new life He has bought for us to the fullest, to make the most of what He has given us.