If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he that raised up the Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you. [Romans 8:11 JUB]

I had coffee with a friend this week. The discussion drifted to the question of whether people are born immortal or if they become immortal after they are born. I asked my friend how one who is spiritually dead can be immortal. He said he would have to think about that.

The Apostle Paul put it this way: "This body that decays must be changed into a body that cannot decay. This mortal body must be changed into a body that will live forever." We will one day die and cease to exist. Unless we are quickened. Unless we are made spiritually alive.

So the great issue of humanity, in some sense, is not about faith but about life. Eternal life. New life. Life that is quickened. Life that transcends our minds and our theologies. Life that causes us to love. Life that unites us with God and to others who have been quickened.

Help us Lord to transcend the temporal that we might embrace the eternal.

... this devotion is part of the z2a bible words series.

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