TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
“When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus.“
Romans 6:4 (MSG)
I KNOW THAT JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD
A young man came to his boss and asked for the day off to attend his grandmother’s funeral. His boss said, “Sure.” The next day the young man was talking to his boss. The boss said, “Do you believe in the resurrection from the dead?”
Young man, “Yes.” “Interesting, because after you left work yesterday, your grandmother came to visit you!”
When we are baptized, we are confessing that we believe Jesus has been raised from the dead. The fact that Jesus was raised proved His power of death but also proved that His sacrificial death was an acceptable payment for our sins.
If you travel to Israel today, you will not be able to find the buried body of Jesus. You can only find an empty tomb where history tells us He was buried. And the Bible tells us that when Jesus came back to life, He was seen by hundreds. Through baptism you proclaim Jesus is alive!
Praise God for the empty tomb. Thank God for accepting Jesus’ sacrifice for your sins.