“Why do you look for the living among the dead?” Luke 24:5
Jesus Christ rose from the dead and is alive forever! Maybe this fact is not settled in your mind yet, and that is why the reality of the living Christ is just a fantasy to you. When you did not know what to do about it, then, perhaps you said, “Let’s just leave that matter and let’s keep on enjoying life.”
Where shall we find the unfailing and abiding springs of abundant joy and peace that produce the noblest living?
Not in mere physical cravings that produce momentary joys but in Christian purposes
There is danger in trying to satisfy our perpetual needs with earthly satisfactions! Wealth, pleasure, and temporal power are all good when they are honestly gained and rightly used; but they cannot give permanent satisfaction to the growing human spirit.
Not in failing teachers but in the unfailing Christ.
Great men and women have gained nobility and they claim our devotion; but each has his or her domain, and each rules a part of life. But the One Ruler above them all is Christ, who never failed to illustrate the truth He taught by His own example. As the moral and spiritual Master, Jesus Christ is Supreme.
Not in the record of Jesus but in the living Christ
There is always a painful tendency to go back to a record of Jesus and seek to conform to His example in our conduct and character. But the central fact in the Christian faith is that Christ is living now, unseen but real, actually able to make contact with us, to reproduce His motives in our lives. We Are Not Following a Dead Man as our Example; we are swayed in our daily life by a living PERSON, “Whom, though not physically seen, we love.” We can feel Christ, choose Him, follow Him, not an abstract principle or a cold law, but a warm personal Lord of our daily life. Do you have Him? He is near you and you can call Him now to be your Lord and Savior. Just repent and ask for forgiveness. Tell Him to come into your life. I assure you, you will not remain the same anymore! He will transform you!