The resurrection of Jesus changes the face of death for all His people. Death is no longer a prison, but a passage into God’s presence. This is why Paul can say in 1 Corinthians 15, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?…. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ” (vs. 54-57, NLT).
You and I live and die, but Christ died and lived. Easter is about how Christ causes us to live and die and live again. Jesus said in John 11, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this…?” (vs. 25-26, NLT). Continue reading