1 IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
For years I have celebrated good Friday with a focus and an emphasis on the price Jesus paid on the cross at Calvary.
I also celebrated His rising rom the dead. But what I missed (for so long) was, this resurrection power is domiciled in my reborn spirit and is ONLY released in my physical body as I "set my mind, and keep it set on what is above."
11 And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, [then] He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you.
This Holy week means so much more to me now, because I've come to know that it's not just His Resurrection, but we "share in His resurrection from the dead."
Happy Resurrection Week!