As believers in Jesus Christ, we often greet each other on Resurrection Sunday by proclaiming “He is risen, He is risen indeed.” However, through the repetition of this phrase over the years, it’s easy to wonder if it has just become a slogan, losing the weight it once held. We cannot forget that the virgin birth and the resurrection of Christ are the two most essential articles of our faith. Without the resurrection, there is no salvation. It’s vital to reflect on the triumph of this event, and today, as Reverend Julio explores it in light of Luke’s gospel, we have the opportunity to deepen our understanding of the significance of Christ’s resurrection. Let us not allow this phrase to become a meaningless chant, but rather let it serve as a reminder of the foundational event that has saved us from our sin.
The Transforming Power Resurrection
24 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” 8 And they remembered his words, 9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.