Freedom Devotional (April 9)

As you probably know, one of the reasons we meet together on Sundays is to continually celebrate Christ's resurrection. Every Sunday is "Resurrection Sunday"! And there are good reasons for that. It's not just that we want to regularly commemorate Easter, it's also a fact that the resurrection wasn't the end of the story for Jesus.

The Bible is full of references to what Jesus has been doing (and is still doing!) since his resurrection. He is "Ascended and Active." You may have heard phrases like, "he's seated at the right hand of the Father" or "he intercedes for us"... but what does that really mean? What else could be done after he said, "It is finished"?

On Sunday we're going to start with Jesus' ascension and then talk about "better things" from the book of Hebrews. Chapters 7 and 8 compare Jesus to an odd story from the Old Testament and then explains how that is eternally significant for us. I invite you to read through these chapters in the Bible and be careful to read slowly. Think of it as a sermon and listen as if the words were being spoken to you. Then we'll unpack it together on Sunday.

He is risen indeed!

P. Tracy