“He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.” Matthew 28:6 NLT
On the surface, the above verse makes sense. It kind of explains what we are celebrating today, that Jesus has risen. Make no mistake about it, Jesus was very dead, he was killed and he died on the cross. He was buried in a tomb but he didn’t remain there, he resurrected!
Well, the truth goes beyond this and that is where it makes so much more sense! The Bible tells us as written by Saint Paul the Apostle
“And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him.” Romans 6:8 NLT
If we died with Christ, his resurrection is also our resurrection. This season reminds us not only that Christ is risen but that we will live with him! Paul continues
“We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him.” Romans 6:9 NLT
The resurrection of Jesus assures us that we are forever united with him. He will never die again, death has no power over him and in him, we will never die again because Christ is our life! Death in this sense of spiritual death. No wonder the Bible says
“And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.” Colossians 3:4 NLT
Christ is our life. His death was our death, his resurrection is our resurrection and his glory is our glory! No wonder we will share in ALL his glory. We aren’t sharing in half of his glory but all of it!
I often don’t like calling this season easter, I like to call it by what it is; The Resurrection Sunday! You see, many people argue if Good Friday to Sunday makes up three days and if the calculations are correct, they also use this as a ground to question the validity of our celebration.
While it’s okay to ask questions, we know one thing for sure, Jesus came to this world as the personification of God’s love for us. His death was our death because we were all condemned and he took up our condemnation. He became our salvation and life!
Whether we are making mistakes with our calculations or not, make no mistake about it, Jesus is no longer in the tomb! We do not only celebrate the victory of Jesus, we celebrate our victory in Jesus.
I call you blessed.