But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) Eph 2:4-5

Spiritual death and resurrection is disorienting and transforming. Jesus died to save us from spiritual death and to transformation and newness of life. He rose to free us from spiritual tombs yet so many of us walk around spiritually alive but still somewhat wrapped in the familiar grave clothes of past wounds, dead sins, and past perceptions. Jesus wasn’t always recognized after His resurrection and we might not always recognize ourselves in our shiny new Easter skin either, but this transformed, resurrected self is who we really are now.

Lord, You are risen and because of You, so am I. Hallelujah!