Death and Life. Those two words are such contrasts. Yet that is exactly what Jesus did. He died and then He lived. Unbelievable…except by faith!
As a pastor I have seen my share of death. I have been in many a hospital room, bedsides and funeral homes. Death is inevitable for us all. In our culture we tend to sterilize the process and do a good job with it. To think that a person could come back from the dead is truly a stretch of logical thinking.
That’s why we have to receive Jesus by faith. In 1 Corinthians 15:5, we read that Jesus was seen by over 500 people after He resurrected. The first to see him though were the women who visited the (un)sealed tomb on that Sunday morning. In Luke 24 we read of the account of three women who were asked by the celestial being, “Why are you looking for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has been resurrected!”
What can you believe about the Resurrection?
- It is undeniable.The Bible is clear about it. History declares it as well. Centuries later people are impacted by it. And lives are still being transformed because of it.
- It is supernatural.Jesus, as God Incarnate, is the only who could conquer sin and death. As the perfect Lamb of God, His sacrifice on the cross and His coming back to a new life declares that “death has been swallowed up in victory.” 1 Corinthians 15:54.
- It is life-changing.Millions of people over the centuries, in every culture and nation, have accepted the fact that Jesus died for their sins and rose from the dead. Their faith and His grace have resulted in transformed lives who are guaranteed a place in Heaven after they pass from this earthly life.
When the women in Luke 24 realized that Jesus had risen from the dead, they went and told others. We too can follow their example by believing in the Risen Lord and by telling others who He is and how He has changed our lives.
This Easter share His story… and your story…of love and grace.
He is risen, indeed!