Resurrection Sunday 2024

With tears in my eyes, I know that my beloved wife is having her first Easter observance in Heaven; this is my first one without her after so many years together. Despite the pain, those of us in Christ do not grieve like those who have no hope (1 Thess. 4:13). Our hope is not based on wishful thinking, but on the certainty of new life because Jesus was bodily raised from the dead (Matt. 28:5-8). Once again, I speak of the grand reunion with those who have gone before.

The Resurrection Day, Jesus with Mary Magdalene, possibly by Heinrich Hoffman (public domain)

Those who do not have Jesus as the Lord of their lives do not have that hope, that certainty, of salvation and of Heaven. Some cherish their sins on Earth too much and would rather have an eternity in Hell. That's right, I said it! Others are resisting the call, but all of us are sinners (Rom. 3:23) and have earned death, but the gift of God is life with him (Rom. 6:23). You, too, can have hope and be adopted as a child of God (John 1:12). Make sure of your salvation today.

My other posts for today are "Linking Genesis and the Resurrection" and "The Resurrection Brings Hope in Several Ways" (which was mostly written about a year ago)."