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!
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