“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The major distinction between death and love is that: death separates, but love binds. Death, we know, is the absence of life. The source of life is God, and Jesus is that life from God. When Jesus went to the Cross, it was because of His obedient and submission to the Father’s will. But it was love that kept Him on that Cross!
Death is very powerful. It ends life, and separate man from the source of life. When Jesus was resurrected from the dead, He emphatically defeated death. His resurrection makes it possible for all those who receive Him, who share in His death, to also share in His resurrection – eternal life. If Christ’s Resurrection is so powerful, that it is able to reverse all that death would do to man, the source of His Resurrection must be also so overwhelmingly powerful. The Resurrection of Jesus must be more than the fact He was sinless or that He was obedient to the Father. It was, I believe, His death on the Cross was motivated by love. The Bible passage in Romans tells us that the love of God is in Jesus, and this love is so powerful that nothing can separate us from it.
When we carry out God’s will or command, not merely out of obedience, but also out of love for God, we see supernatural fruitfulness. If the source is powerful, the result also will be powerful. When we do things out of love, we effectively enter into the “love domain”, that makes us “more than conquerors”.
On this coming Resurrection Day, let us commemorate this amazing demonstration of God’s love towards us through the Cross of Jesus. Let us determine to appropriate this Resurrection Power. Let us choose to love Jesus, serve Him and His purposes out of love, not out of obligation.
Happy and blessed Resurrection Day!