Today is Easter Sunday, and as I celebrate and remember the life, death and resurrection of our Savior, there are birds outside my window, flowers blossoming in the streets, and a lovely family joining me in celebration.
As I consider the theology of the resurrection, I am reminded of the hope I have in God that death is not the end of all things. And, if you live in a completely physical mindset, death is truly the end of all things. Entropy is reducing the usable energy in the universe a little bit every day. In some unknown period of time, it will all cease.
But, we have hope in the resurrection of Christ as the firstfruits of the new heavens and the new earth.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
If you live long enough, you will become intimately acquainted with death, and eventually you will embrace it. The idea of the resurrection is that there is something more for us, and for our loved ones.
We have a guarantee in this world and this lifetime. No matter how advanced medicine gets, no matter how long we extend our lives on this planet or another: ALL things shall end.
The sun, the stars, the galaxies and everything within them.
But, we have hope. Those who believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Savior believe that death is the last enemy. And, we hope in God and rest in Him when we consider our own timely end.
Because, unless a seed falls into the ground and dies, it cannot bring new life.
This is the promise of Spring, and the promise of the Resurrection.
I hope you join with me in remembering the life God gave and gives even still.