It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself.
2 Corinthians 4:13-14
This week our daily team is exploring Easter (resurrection). Each of our writers explains an aspect of Easter most dear to them. For me, it is an idea found in this passage.
I have been a follower of Jesus for most of my life. I have attended countless Easter services. Now I find myself on staff at a church, planning and leading Easter services. With all that exposure, I didn’t understand some of the significance of resurrection until about six years ago. I always knew that Christ’s resurrection meant sin and death were defeated. I understood that resurrection proved the deity of Christ. I failed to comprehend that Christ’s resurrection made it so that we too, will rise again one day.
God defeated sin and death, not just Jesus’ death, but our death. When the church gathers on Easter Sunday, we celebrate more than a resurrection that took place thousands of years ago. We also celebrate our future bodily resurrection from the dead. The text tells us that he will “raise us with Jesus”. This is such good news! Fear of death cannot attach to us when we understand this truth.
As we continue to reflect on resurrection this week, take a moment to perceive eternity. Realize our future resurrection with Christ. You will have a body accompanying eternal life. You will have experiences and relationships. You will not be plagued by sin, sorrow, or pain. You will be made wholly new. That is worth celebrating!