Friday, June 30, 2017

Redirection Time

I was trying to wish my friend a "happy Resurrection Sunday" back a couple months ago. Autocorrect had other ideas. I glanced down at my message and read "redirection" in place of resurrection. I quickly fixed it, then sent off the message. Then it struck me: though autocorrect had not selected the word I was intending, the idea was still good. The resurrection is a redirection, or at least it ought to be.

Romans 6:4 says, "We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."

We are redirected from living for ourselves to living for Him.

When we take communion at church we are told to "Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup." (1 Corinthians 11:28) In doing this, we stop and look at our lives and compare  how our daily living measures up to the standards set forth in scripture. Are we teetering on the edge of a dropoff in our spiritual life? Are we starting to stray from where we know the Lord would like us to be?

In self-examination, we are redirected from the anger, bitterness, and wrong paths we take and positioned to look back at Christ, His sacrifice for us, and His example.

Let's celebrate the redirection of the resurrection, and check our courses too.

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