But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ – 1 Corinthians 15:57
This Easter, I find myself reflecting on the victory we have through Jesus which He made possible when He died on the cross, taking away our sins and reconciling us to the Father. Through His death, He destroyed the devil who had power of death (Hebrews 2:14), our last enemy which will be destroyed (1 Corinthians 15:26). One day the righteous will be resurrected and come out of their graves to meet their Lord and those who are still alive when He comes will join them. This is only possible because of Jesus who “died for our sins according to the Scriptures, was buried, rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).
He will swallow up death forever, And the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces; The rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken – Isaiah 25:8
Imagine the day when God Himself will wipe our tears away.
“Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?” – 1 Corinthians 15:54, 55
We have reason to rejoice and this Easter Sunday, we cab celebrate the empty tomb which could not hold our Lord. He rose on the third day as He promised.
‘God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. There shall be no more death.’ Neither shall there be any more sorrow nor crying nor pain, for the former things have passed away” – Revelation 21:4
One day, we will meet Jesus face to face. What a glorious day that will be. Hold on to this blessed hope until He comes again.