And God both raised up theLord and will also raise us upby His power. — 1 Corinthians 6: 14
Bible reading: John 20: 1−10, 19−23
God raised up Jesus Christ from the dead. He will also raise us up. After the resurrection of Christ, it still took some time for the disciples to recognise: “The Lord is risen indeed!”
(Luke 24: 34). This profession brings to expression that the resurrection of Jesus is of central importance for the Christian faith. It is for this reason that Apostle Paul states: “If Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty” (1 Corinthians 15: 14).
The victory of Jesus Christ over death was revealed in the Resurrection. His resurrection attests to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ! We can also recognise this today! We rejoice to hear the glad tidings and look into the future in the awareness that the future will bring us the Lord!
When God raised His Son, everything was suddenly different. When the Lord returns and we are raised by God, everything will also be different for us.
- Cares and troubles will be transformed into comfort and joy.
- Instead of burdens and unrest, the peace of God will prevail.
- Sickness will be replaced by freedom from all ailments.