” Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:3-5)

Thirty years removed from the reality-altering events of the cross and empty tomb, Peter was still gripped by the living Christ!

Five dimensions of reality are never the same after meeting the risen Christ.

1. The resurrected Christ offers us UNLIMITED MERCY.

“According to his great mercy …” (v.3a)

2. The resurrected Christ offers us UNENDING LIFE.

“He has caused us to be born again …” (v.3b)

3. The resurrected Christ offers us UNDYING HOPE.

We are born again “to a living hope.” (v.3c)

4. The resurrected Christ offers us UNDIMINISHED INHERITANCE.

We are born again “… to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you” (v.4)

5. The resurrected Christ offers us UNFAILING SECURITY.

We are those “who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (v.5)

Peter could never escape the wonder of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ.   This new life, this higher life, this resurreciton life, this life–the very life of Jesus’ Himself–had become to him a relationship of unlimited mercy, unending life, undying hope, undiminished inheritance, and unfailing security.

May you find the same as you repose your soul in repentant faith upon the crucified, risen Lord Jesus Christ!