He is not here; he has risen.
Nuclear weapons in hostile hands scare the daylights out of us.
Internet predators give us the willies.
Superbugs that thumb their noses at antibiotics put us on edge.
But the resurrection of Jesus tells us that in the long run, things will play out just fine—that when all is said and done, bad guys and scary happenings won’t win. Life, not death, is in our future.
“I am the resurrection and the life,” Jesus said. “Those who believe in me will live, even though they die.” “Because I live, you also will live.” These sacred promises replace fear with faith.
He has risen. All is well.
Your past ends at the cross.
Your future begins at the empty tomb.