hallelujah, we’re alive, hell was silenced when you cried it is finished.
i love easter. well, resurrection sunday. my dad used to get mad if my brother and i called today easter instead of resurrection sunday since easter is by technicality a pagan holiday and my dad’s into technicalities with Jesus things.
one of my personal favorite passages in the bible is about living victoriously through the death of Christ in 1 corinthians 15.
where, o death, if your victory? where, o death, is your sting? the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. but thanks be to God! he gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. let nothing move you. always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 corinthians 15:55-58)
i just love that. LOVE. THAT. seriously, it gives me goosebumps just thinking about how awesome God’s love is for us and how merciful he is despite our sin. i mean, we are loved so much that God sent Jesus to conquer death for us so we wouldn’t have to bear such punishment.
hebrews has a great point of view on all of this.
just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. (hebrews 9:27-28)
one sacrifice. one love. one life to live.
Jesus and his resurrection (death bringing life? mind blowing, i know, but so astoundingly and breathtakingly beautiful) certainly equate to #winning.