Insight: “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” (1Corinthians 15:20)
Insight 1: When a person asks God, “Where are You when we suffer?” Have we ever thought, “Where were we when Jesus was crucified?” Actually, the crucifixion of Jesus was to resolve world’s suffering. Since more than two thousand years ago, according to the Scriptures, Christ died for the sins of mankind and also resurrected for all of us (1Co 15:3-4). The death of Christ is to solve the problem of sin, and the resurrection of Christ is to solve the problem of death.
Insight 2: Why is the resurrection of Christ so important? It is to testify to the power of God! If He created all things in the universe, He has the power to control it, and only the God who created life can bring life back out of death. The resurrection of Jesus from the tomb reveals that He has the ultimate authority over life and death. Of all the religions in the world, only Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, and only He is the true God. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
Prayer: Praise God! It is because of You who “give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1Co 15:57). Because of the resurrection of Christ, we have a new life and the assurance of eternal life; because of the resurrection of Christ, we can experience Your presence and peace in adversity. Please use me to enthusiastically preach the gospel and lead people to the Lord in this restless world. I pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen!