Here, in Romans 8, we find the third person of the Trinity taking center stage in the story of redemption:
The Spirit raised Jesus from the dead. (v. 11)
The Spirit raises us, too, and dwells in us. (v. 11)
The Spirit has set us free from the law of sin and death. (v. 2)
The Spirit brings life and peace. (v. 6)
The Spirit is both the standard and the power by which we live lives pleasing to God. (vv. 4-5, 8)
Had you ever considered before the role that the Holy Spirit had in Christ’s resurrection? It shouldn’t surprise us, as we find him as a primary actor all throughout Scripture:
The Spirit was present and instrumental in the Creation of all things. (Gen. 1:1-2)
By the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus became incarnate from the Virgin Mary. (Mt. 1:18)
He is the deposit guaranteeing our future resurrection. (2 Cor. 5:5)
Do you see the Spirit as a primary actor in Scripture? Is He a primary actor in your life? Do you sense his supernatural gifting, empowering you to obey God and serve His church, filling you with love and joy and peace?
On this day, in whatever darkness you find yourself in, as you await the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, ask the Holy Spirit to bring you life and peace.
On this day, simply and earnestly pray, “Come, Holy Spirit.”