Jesus is alive and breathing today. He is living and continues to work in and through the world. This is something that Christians must never grow tired of remembering and proclaiming. This song is a song of proclamation. Jesus is alive! He has revealed Himself to us. His raising to life was inevitable and unbelievably points to our future. A beautiful, royal, righteous end, indeed.
Let’s start at the beginning.
In Genesis 2, God breathes the breath of life into man and he becomes a living creature. The breath of God is more essential to our survival than food or drink. The presence of the Living God is more essential to our lives than we give it credit for. All of life fades away without the work of the Living God. This Almighty God who gave us life and sustains our life and preserves our life for eternity is a Father to whom we can run. A Father whose arms are open wide for His sinful saints.
Let that sink in.
And it is only when we run to the Father’s arms that we can cling to the peace that He alone provides. The joy that He alone provides. The satisfaction that He alone provides. The hope that He alone provides.
The world around us believes they can achieve all of these things without the working of the Father and Savior and Spirit. However, the ultimate joy, peace, satisfaction, and hope are felt only for fleeting moments apart from the Holy Savior who provides. We find peace for a moment before we check our email. We find joy for a moment before we answer a phone call. We find satisfaction while the delectable food sits in our mouth, but as soon as it travels into our stomach our satisfaction seems to travel with it. Without God, we will always attempt to find God’s gifts apart from God. This is because we were created to seek and desire these good things.
We were created for perfect union with the Living God. The God who has died and been raised back to life. We were created as eternal beings and when Jesus returns we will finally bodily live into that reality. Death could not hold God because God controls death. Death will not hold us because Jesus was raised and has promised to raise us.
With all this being true we must never forget to bring our needs, praises, thanksgiving, and pain to our God who listens, cares, speaks, and heals.