In Christ, we have strength for today and a bright hope for tomorrow! His resurrection brings hope in the lives of the believers. What If Christ was not resurrected on the third day? What if the tomb was not found empty? What if the women did not see the risen Christ at dawn? What if the disciples saw the dead body of Jesus in the tomb? What if Thomas did not touch and feel the wounds in our Saviour’s hands and side? What if the 500 did not meet with the risen Lord? What if the two disciples did not walk with Jesus on their way to Emmaus?
Our faith would be futile. There would be no good news for us. No gospel would have come into manifestation. Christianity would not have emerged. This would become another religious cult of the world. Christ’s resurrection is the hope for tomorrow. His resurrection is the anchor for our belief. All these knots of uncertainties were loosened in the empty tomb. This gives us strength for today also. This gives us an assurance that we are worshiping the risen, living Saviour. This gives us confidence in approaching Him as He has ears to hear, eyes to see and a heart to feel.
Jesus’ resurrection is important for several reasons; it is a witness to the immense power of God Himself; validates who Jesus claimed to be, namely, the Son of God and the Messiah; proves His sinless character and divine nature; not only the supreme validation of His deity but also validates the prophecies that foretold in the Old Testament about Jesus’ suffering and resurrection; also authenticates His own claims that He would be raised on the third day.
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, 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 15:58).