Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57).

Victory! That is what today is all about! Sin and death are defeated. Jesus has won the victory and has promised that His victory is ours. Sin cannot beat us down, for Christ has borne it away. The grave cannot hold us because it could not hold Jesus. Life eternal is ours because Jesus lives.

This is especially good news this year since many of us could not celebrate Easter with our church family last year. Today, Christ’s victory seems even more joyful as full-throated “alleluias” will be spoken, Easter lilies carry the smell of the resurrection, and we will partake of the Lamb’s high feast. It is a celebration of Christ’s victory, and it is a celebration of the resurrected life He gives us.

Rejoice, dear saints of God, for victory is ours in Christ. And with the Church, let the world hear it this year: “Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!”