He is Risen! And the Questions are finished!
The ultimate question has always related to eternity. What lies beyond death? For millennia, people have grappled with the fear of death, and the question of what lies beyond it.
Some of the ancient Jewish philosophers concluded that death transitions us to a place of ongoing existence, but they had no vision for it or clarity about it. They concluded every living thing (every person; every animal) shares a common place with neither reward nor punishment; just existence.
Some of the ancient Greek philosophers speculated about the immortality of the soul. They concluded that at death we finally shake off our corrupt flesh, and our souls get liberated. The dead finally, and thankfully, escape the material world.
But today, Easter Sunday, provides the ultimate answer to the ultimate question. The resurrection of Jesus cuts through the fog of uncertainty and the speculation of philosophy.
Death is not victorious. Eternity is not nebulous. Christ has conquered the grave and claimed His people for all time.
Death is not the final word, but a transitional one. The grave cannot confine us. The earth cannot restrain us. We will rise again. And all of us who have named Christ as Lord live with this certainty.
We will not float, drift, or merely exist. Rather, we enter eternity with bodily form, with consciousness, and with purpose. Paradise awaits the people of God. Heaven lies just moments from us. Joy inexpressible and fully of glory!
Jesus has answered the ultimate question of our existence. His resurrection assures our own.
Thanks for sharing this Lenten and Easter Journey with me. May this glorious Resurrection Day quicken your spirit, encourage your heart, and shore up your soul. We honor Christ, and look to Him again with gratitude and eternal hope.