"Of all the inspired certainties which sparkle on that sea of confidence in God which is the New Testament, the resounding triumph of Jesus Christ over man's last enemy is perhaps the most magnificent. 'Jesus Christ hath abolished death,' Paul wrote to Timothy; and what more categorical statement could anyone want than that?
"The force of such utter conviction as this is often lost to us simply because of our over-familiarity with the text. Moreover, when we present-day Christians use New Testament expressions we are more often than not borrowing a radiance from the past. We are often merely 'quoting texts,' but we need to remind ourselves quite sharply that Paul and his fellow-writers were doing nothing of the kind. They were writing truths, which have since become familiar to generations of Christians, for the first time."
J.B. Phillips, Good News
May our Easter day be one of Belief, not just "beliefs." May are Easter theology be proved by our actions, not just the way we think. He is Alive, O Church; seated in Heaven; reigning in us! May we worship Him today with abandon, joy and reckless belief!