Active Word - June 20


June 20

Definition of drama

But God raised Him from the dead.” Acts 13:30 (NKJV)

Drama: any situation or series of events having vivid, emotional, conflicting, or striking interest or results.

When you read the above definition of drama, what comes to mind? What event do you associate with vivid, striking, or interesting results? Is it a high-profile court case, a “nail-biter” sports game, or perhaps a movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat?

We see drama in these and a multitude of other examples in life. But nothing defines the spellbinding essence of drama more than the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

Consider this: When Jesus died on the Cross, all that He represented and stood for seemed lost. All His miracles that had seemed to prove He was more than a mere man, all of His assurances about God’s love and forgiveness, all of His promises about eternal life…all of that seemed to die on the Cross when He did.

The greatest (and only) hope that humanity ever had was brought to an end. We can hardly imagine the pain and disappointment felt by those closest to Him.

“But God!”

Then the most striking thing happened. God raised His Son from the dead, and in so doing, the drama of all dramas was revealed before mankind’s eyes! All that Christ represented was now very much alive. And for the disciples, this event would not only serve as their definition of drama, but it would also define their lives and destinies.

Let the same be said for us. Let our lives and destinies be defined by the great drama of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Let us recognize what was at stake and what hung in the balance. Let us appreciate how humanity’s greatest and only hope was brought to life. And let us be forever indebted to the infinite importance of this “But God”!

“Because I live, you will live also.” (John 14:19 NKJV)

Think About It…
What does this passage reveal to me about God?
What does this passage reveal to me about myself?
Based on this, what changes do I need to make?
What is my prayer for today?


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