Beloved, it is because Jesus Christ has been resurrected that you and I can experience the forgiveness of our sins and the justification of our souls as Acts 13:38-39 says, “Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses.”
It is because Jesus Christ was raised from the dead that you and I can now experience eternal life. In fact Christ’s death and resurrection is the guarantee that God will bring us up and out of the ground: A thinking, feeling, remembering, recognizable person who will live forever. 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 says, “So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.”
Christ’s resurrection also means that we will meet up again with believing loved ones lost through separating death. It means living in a world without sorrow, and pain and separation. Beloved, Jesus Christ has been raised! He is the resurrection and the Life!