Because of Christ’s Resurrection, We have Eternal Life
The Easter church holiday is the most important to me. It brings such joy to my heart. Many trees and plants are now returning to life. All the plant life in the winter is dormant, and some appear lacking life, but as spring approaches from the winter months, the green slowly starts to appear and bring new life. It reminds me so much of the resurrection and how we have new life from our risen Savior. He has risen indeed! The Lenten season always begins to set my heart right, and I have chills down my spine and tears of joy during Sun Rise Service on Easter morning.
The inspired Word of God guarantees the believer's resurrection at the coming of Jesus Christ for as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:55, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
Because of Jesus having gone before us, we know we will be resurrected to new life, we can suffer persecution and danger for Christ’s sake, just as He did. We can follow the example of the thousands of martyrs through history who gladly traded their earthly lives for everlasting life for their resurrected life.
The resurrection is the triumphant and glorious victory for every believer. Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose the third day according to the Scripture. And, He is coming again! The dead in Christ will be raised up, and those who remain and are alive at His coming will be changed and receive new, glorified bodies (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ important to salvation? It demonstrated that God accepted Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf. It proves that God has the power to raise us from the dead. It guarantees that those who believe in Christ will not remain dead, but will be resurrected unto eternal life. That is our blessed hope!
So as we think of Easter this year of 2018, think of the perfect gift and eternal life God has given to each one of us because of His “Son’s resurrection from the Cross.” Some people celebrate Easter once a year, but Easter is God’s gift for all believers to make every day a celebration.
May God bless you as you spread the “Good News.”
From your Deacon,