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Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ, even so, I live.

Yet, not I, but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in my body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Yesterday, Good Friday, my daughter reminded me of a truth easily overlooked.  On Good Friday we remember the crucifixion of Jesus, his suffering death.

My daughter reminded me that it wasn’t just him who died on Good Friday.  It was her.  It was me.  It was all of us who believe.

Often we can get tangled up, trying to ‘fix’ issues we struggle with.  But the truth can set us free from that.  The truth is, crucified in Christ, the old has passed away – died!- and the new has come.  If we’ve been buried with him, we also share in his life.  One teacher has said, “He didn’t just die for me, he died AS me.”

Our behaviour is based on what we believe.

If I don’t believe myself dead to old things, I will continue to struggle with old things.  But as I begin to grasp the height and depth of what Jesus’ death and resurrection has opened up to us, those things fall away, revealed for what they are – only a corpse, animated by lies.

When the lies are broken, it’s not much of a fight anymore.

Be More Human / Mehr Mensch Sein

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