July 10

Romans 8:7-11

“But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” vs. 10

For Paul it was obvious. If we are in Christ Jesus, then Christ is also in us. And this is our hope and our joy. Even though, because of the worldwide sin pandemic, we cannot even be close to perfect, our inner Christ brings resurrection and life. As Jesus put it so clearly, we are the light of the world, and through us goodness and mercy fill the earth. We’ve seen that clearly in these last months as men and women all over the globe have risen up to battle COVID-19 and bring healing to those who have been affected. Beautiful stories abound when we can free our minds from the narrow and divisive political divisiveness that grabs the headlines. With masks on our faces as a sign of solidarity, we’ve emerged from our homes to bring support to health workers, lift up the broken, and keep in touch with the isolated. We weekly gather at a distance for worship, finding comfort in the good news, and day by day the Christ in us proclaims life and hope in the midst of despair. It may seem like our worlds have been turned upside down and we’ve had our share of disappointments, but Christ is bigger than COVID and in Christ the victory has already been won.

Thought for the Day: Beautiful things I’ve seen happen in these days.

2 thoughts on “July 10

  1. What could be more beautiful than the miracle of birth! Thank you , Steve, for your uplifting message and reminder of how blessed we are!

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