The implications: my death in Him.

I wanted to cling to one part of the gospel: His death for me. I don’t want to grapple with the implications of my death in Him. I don’t want to have to wrestle with my doubts about my own resurrection. I just want Him to forgive me, help me, give me heaven on earth. Keep my family safe and healthy, happy and secure. And bless my work for Him. I want life without death.

But Jesus gives life through death.”

—Rick McKinley, A Kingdom Called Desire: Confronted By the Love of a Risen King, p. 53.

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