Day One: Easter—The Cosmic Explosion!

1 Corinthians 15:54-57 – When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 

55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

“The resurrection of Jesus is more than a belief that his body was dead and came to life again, though this is quite true. It is an awareness that there was a cosmic explosion when Jesus rose again, and the power and repercussions of this reality echo through the ages to our day and into eternity.” [NT Wright, Surprised By Hope]

This is the Easter reality, that we are living in the ongoing shockwaves of the cosmic explosion of the resurrection, where sin and death have been swallowed up in Christ’s victory. As we worship the Lord today, may we once again be completely undone by the power of the resurrection as we worship with the song “Upon Him” (click here) by Matt Redman.

Thank you for the Cross, for we are now forgiven. And in your resurrection, we are the risen. We praise you today for the power of the Holy Spirit that brings resurrection reality to our daily lives. May every area of our lives, our deeds, our thoughts, and emotions display this resurrection power. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

– GK