Give Him Praise
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
— Philippians 3:10-11
Living the resurrected life is a glorious sight to behold. The peace, grace, and strength I felt after going through a near-death experience was exhilarating. Of course, not everyone goes through a dying and rebirth process, but there is something special about a person who has suffered.
John Eldredge, one of my favorite authors, wrote in Wild at Heart, “I don’t trust a man who hasn’t suffered.”10 Suffering produces depth and beauty. There is an ugly side to suffering, but there is also beauty. After the rain comes the sun. After death comes life.
“We know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and pres ...
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