As soon as we’re born, we begin to die. The end is inevitable, even if it might be decades in the future. Always – mortality mocks us.
Is it any wonder Ponce de Leon sought the fountain of youth? Who wouldn’t want to believe in the Holy Grail and the promise of eternal life for anyone who drank from its cup?
God created heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1) and Jesus took part in that work, as well (John 1:3). As the Son of God, Jesus traversed Sheol and broke the chains of death.
We look to the Lamb of God and his sacrifice at Calvary for salvation and redemption. Our sin put us at a spiritual deficit and God required full payment. Jesus paid it – once for all.
Easter fuels our hope. The tomb, sealed by Pontus Pilate and guarded by a squad of Rome’s finest soldiers, held no power over the creator of the universe. He walked through its barrier and returned to life.
The resurrection proves Jesus is everything he claimed to be. His victory over death announces, “This is the Son of God” to men and women everywhere.
Just as Jesus was fully man, he was completely God. Death had no power over the creator of life. In Christ, life always defeats death.
Jesus died to save you. He paid for your death with his own. Will you accept his payment of your sin debt?
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
Next week: Jesus is King of Kings