Sometimes, we may find ourselves identifying more closely with Adam than with Jesus. By nature, everyone sins, and Adam’s sins brought about the fall of humankind. He was human, and we can relate to someone who struggles and makes mistakes.
However, Jesus was also human during his time on earth. He faced the same challenges as everyone, and through faith and absolute obedience to his heavenly Father, he was able to overcome sin. In so doing, he ensured our resurrection and the promise of eternal life. Yes, like Adam, we do sin, but through Jesus we are saved.
During the Easter season, we focus on Jesus’ victory over death and his resurrection, but this is a factor every day. Perhaps we can try to identify more closely with Jesus and his unwavering faith. Of course, we will continue to falter, but by sending Jesus, God gave us a second chance. God sees our struggles and wants only for us to live our best possible lives as resurrection people.
God of endless chances, please help us to live in such a way that your grace is not in vain. Amen. — KB