14 Apr That You May Believe
Before reading this devotional, please read John 20:30-31
I love the way that chapter 20 ends after the resurrection. John notes that Jesus has accomplished many signs that have not been recorded. Other accounts note that Jesus walked on the earth for 40 days after his resurrection before ascending into heaven. John includes an important reason why he includes the signs that he did though, “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, and that by believing, you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). So why is the resurrection and the subsequent signs recorded? So that you may have believe in Christ and have life in his name!
Apart from the glorious resurrection of Christ, we all remain enemies of God and worse, we remain dead in our trespasses and sins (see Ephesians 2:1-4). But in the Gospel, in the resurrection of Christ, our death ridden souls are resurrected to life through the miraculous work of Jesus. Let us believe today that Jesus’ work, his glorious resurrection, actually can and will produce life in us; that by believing that he is the Christ, he truly saves us and revives us back to life.