Something is awry. We feel disconnected. What we hope will bring life brings only limited amounts. We connect with a career and find meaning in family, yet long for something more. First job, then promotion, wedding day, nursery, kids, grandkids. Around and around—is there anything else? Jesus steps forth with a reconnection invitation: “Though we be dead in our transgressions and sins, and separated from the life of God, whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God” (Ephesians 2:5).
Reborn! He breathes life into flat-lined lives. He offers life. Others offer life, but no one offers to do what Jesus does—to reconnect us to life. Peter says, “Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand new life…everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts right now” (1 Peter 1:3-4 The Message).