I like to play chess, but I'm more excited at a Footy match. I enjoy sitting at the beach reading a book while listening to music, but I'm invigorated with the rythms in the heart of the city. I always loved tucking our kids into bed (when they were young), but I also enjoyed rolling on the floor with them in a wrestling match.
I want to belong to an Army that is alive. The aforementioned examples might suggest that this may be a comment about active and passive. It's not. Being alive means to rise to excitement when God is at work in a person and to fill with joy at a moment of quiet rejoicing at the feet of Jesus.
Let's put some life into our journey, smelling the roses, and actively participating in the glorious grace of God. Hallelujah!
1 Peter 3:18 (MSG)
18 That's what Christ did definitively: suffered because of others' sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones. He went through it all—was put to death and then made alive—to bring us to God.