Originally posted June 21
I love talking to my 2 year old because she says or does whatever it takes to make someone laugh. We just never know what we’re going to get when she’s around. When my oldest was her age, I could ask, “Where does Jesus live?” He and his sweet heart would immediately point to his chest and say, “Jesus lives in my heart.” It was so sweet.
Faith, on the other hand, knows that’s the answer we’re looking for, so it goes a little more like this: “Where does Jesus live?” She looks right at us, and just as soon as we get the sentence out she says, “At home.” Of course, this is always followed by a giggle from us. She is a character I tell you.
Tonight I started thinking about this. If I were to ask you where Jesus lives, what would your answer be? Would you say, “At home?” Would at home mean your heart? Where do you see Jesus?
Then I began to think about different people I’ve met, some who say they are Christians. It’s difficult for me to see so many who walk around with an incredibly gloomy, grumpy disposition. Something seems to always be wrong, and there seems to be something negative to say about those who are happy. Have you seen these people walking around? How is it that someone can know Christ and be so sad and down all the time?
You know, Jesus died for you and I on the cross in a most horrible way. I honestly think that some of these people have left him on that cross. That’s still where they see him, and they may not even realize it.
Praise God he didn’t stay there!! Just three days later, he rose from the grave and looked as if he were unscathed. He doesn’t live on the cross, dear friends. He is alive, and if you’ve accepted him as your savior, he lives inside of you!
We should be walking around with confidence in who we are and who we were created to be. We should be filled with joy knowing that we have the power to fight the enemy with any attack he brings at us. The very same power that rose Christ from the dead is living inside of you (Rom 8:11)!!
Don’t leave him hanging on the cross. Allow Jesus to be fully alive inside of you so that everyone who comes in contact with you sees life and not death. Let your light shine brightly with the life and love of Christ.