October 7, 2023

He Lives

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“Two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus … They talked together of all these things which had happened. So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.”—Luke 24:13–15

An ordained minister, Alfred Ackley also composed more than a thousand songs. One day he was confronted by an angry student who asked why he should worship Jesus, a man who was dead. Ackley responded, “He lives, I tell you. He is not dead but lives here and now.” He knew Jesus was more alive than ever before. Thousands could confirm this testimony from their own lives.

This exchange became the inspiration for a song Ackley wrote called “He Lives.” He described how he served a risen Savior. No matter what others might say, Ackley knew that He was living. Why? Because He lived within his heart.

He could see the impact all around. He could see God’s hand of mercy and hear His voice of cheer. He knew Jesus always was near. In fact, so intimate was their relationship that Ackley could walk and talk with Him wherever he went. He is available to save all who call on Him.

We can see His care all around. We might grow weary, but we never need to despair, for Jesus always is with us. And one day He will return, providing us with an eternal home.

Join Ackley in rejoicing, and “sing eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King!” He is “the Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find, none other is so loving, so good and kind.”

Remember, He is alive today and with you!

Reflection Question: Reflect on what it means to have a living Savior.

Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that You are alive. Thank You for being with me. In Your name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Luke 24

Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that You are alive. Thank You for being with me. In Your name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Luke 24