Made to Last

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6-7 NIV)

Since the beginning of creation, it was God’s will to see us live. In Genesis, we find another tree in the Garden of Eden – the tree of life (Genesis 2:9). Adam and Eve were encouraged to eat from that tree, but as the story goes, they chose the tree that eventually brought them – and us – death. In the story of Easter, we’re reminded once again of God’s original purpose – to grant us eternal life. Resurrection is a wonderful reminder of that truth. We were made to last. God made us to last even beyond death. What God makes, He perfects.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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