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Verse 1: “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,”
Verse 5: “even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),”

A few memorable quotes about being alive:

    Henry Frankenstein: “it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!” –from Frankenstein, 1931 Universal movie
    Inspector Gadget (after crashing on the ground from being blown into the sky by a bomb): “Not to worry. I only landed on my head.”
    G2: “They’re alive!” –from Inspector Gadget 2, 2003 Disney movie
    Number 5: “Number 5…is alive!” — from Short Circuit, 1986 Tristar Pictures movie
    Brian (to Kathy when he sees her come out of the spaceship): “You’re alive!” –from Spaced Invaders, 1990 Touchstone Pictures movie

Notice the theme here? Much is made about the state of being alive, and rightfully so, when compared to the state of being dead!

Now think about your spiritual state. Paul was reminding the Ephesians of the contrast of spiritual death and spiritual life…and The One who made them alive. We, like those Ephesians, were dead “in trespasses and sins”. Only in the forgiving salvation of Jesus Christ are we born again…truly alive. Winston Churchill once said, “There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.” (http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/3461). This indeed is probably true, but to be born again, and know you have eternal life, should be even more exhilarating!

Have a blessed day!

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