“The resurrection is at the core of our beliefs as Christians. Without it, our faith is meaningless.” ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin
In the hymn, The Day of Resurrection, we sing, “From death to life eternal, from earth onto the sky, our Christ hath brought us over with hymns of victory.” Those hymns of victory fill our hearts and souls especially throughout the octave of Easter when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
It is His resurrection that gives us all the hope of rising from the dead at the end of our days. Jesus’ resurrection destroyed death and restored life. That is, indeed, at the very core of our beliefs as Christians. Without the resurrection and its subsequent hope, our faith would be meaningless.
If there were no resurrection, our faith would very much be nothing more than fairy tales. There would be wonderful stories to tell but absolutely no substance. However, everything about Jesus Christ is real. There is nothing fairy tale about it at all. It is all fact.
Jesus was born to us. He lived and taught among us. He was betrayed by one of His own. He suffered and died on the cross. On the third day, He rose victoriously from the dead. Death had no hold on Him and because of His resurrection, death no longer has a hold over us.
The resurrection of Jesus is something upon which we can all count and trust. That resurrection gives us all the hope that we could possibly imagine. His resurrection gives us promise for the end of our days. The resurrection informs us that we have the chance to be taken home after our deaths.
Hope springs eternal. He has risen as He said. Alleluia, alleluia!
FAITH ACTION: Thank Jesus for His resurrection and the promise it entails.