Sunday, April 4, 2021

“His Easter—Our Easter” – Sandra Fischer

And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power ~ 1 Corinthians 6:14 ESV

Easter—Resurrection day! We celebrate this glorious day when our Lord Jesus Christ arose from the grave. And because He lives, everyone who believes and accepts His shed blood as an atoning sacrifice for their sin will have an “Easter” day too. Death preceded the resurrection of Jesus and it will precede ours as well, unless Christ returns before we die.

Before that first Easter, Christ followers mourned the death of Jesus with deep sadness and inconsolable grief. And then! The women go to the tomb and find it empty. An angel tells them the good news—“He is not here. He is risen!” Luke 24:6 NIV

When we die in Christ, our spirits leave our bodies, and are present with the LORD. This is a precursor to our coming “Easter” day when our resurrection bodies will be like His. The Bible gives glimpses of what Jesus’ post-resurrection body was like: He had physical wounds; His disciples touched Him; He went through walls, appeared, and disappeared; He ate and drank with people.

Paul tells us we can expect to have “Easter” bodies when he wrote this: "For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.” Romans 6:5 ESV And again he wrote: “. . .our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await. . .Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body.” Philippians 3:20-21 ESV

As we celebrate Easter and His resurrection day, we look forward to celebrating our own glorious resurrection day!

Father God, thank You for Your plan to make us like Your Son, Jesus!

Sandra is a FaithWriters Platinum member, author of her new book, “My Faithbook Messages” which can be found HERE.