Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

I had kind of a hard week this week, and I was driving to work on Friday feeling sorry for myself. Then, I thought about how it was Good Friday, and I started thinking about the sacrifice Christ made for me on the cross and the hope I have because of his resurrection. I started feeling pretty silly for worrying about such insignificant things when I should be full of joy, peace, and hope. I'm glad we have this time of year to draw our focus back to what is truly important; I pray that we may all live our lives daily as ones who are saved by the grace of God through the power of Christ.

I want to share with you my favorite passage of Scripture about the resurrection:

So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body....

I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."

"Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?"

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:42-44, 50-57

1 comment:

Kalyn Gensic said...

I'm sorry you had a rough week last week. Hope this one is better. And thanks for sharing your Easter thoughts!