Today’s Bible reading

Romans 6:5 — For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.

More thoughts for meditation

Once you put a seed in the ground, that is where it will grow. It’s life is directly connected to the soil in which it is planted. Once you have been planted in a particular soil, that is where you will grow. When we follow Jesus, we follow him in his death – buried in baptism. Who we used to be dies. And out of that death we are raised up to new life in Christ. We grow as resurrection people.

That is why we are looking for signs of life through death this season. Every sign is a reminder of the life that is at work in us. Planted together in the likeness of his death, we too, rise. 

Suggestions for action

What we say to ourselves matters. The old scripts we have about ourselves can keep us buried and locked up in certain ways. 

Proclaim today who you are now: I am a resurrection person, planted and rising with Jesus. 

Whenever you are feeling the weight of death, say it again.