What does the resurrection of Jesus really mean? The historical evidence is overwhelming in that Jesus did come back from the dead and this remains something the atheist simply can not ignore. But what does it mean for us in 2020 with Covid-19 everywhere?
It means the presence of the living Christ. Christ is the living companion of every person who trusts in Him. He said: “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). He is the guarantee that life has a new meaning. After the crucifixion, the beleaguered disciples despaired and said: “We were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel” (Luke 24:21). There was anguish, despair and tragedy in their midst. Life had lost its meaning and purpose. But when the resurrection became apparent, life took on a new meaning. It had purpose and reason.
I read that David Livingstone once addressed a group of students at Glasgow University. When he rose to speak, it could clearly be seen on his body the marks of his African struggles. Severe illnesses on nearly 30 occasions had left him gaunt and haggard. His left arm, crushed by a lion, hung limp at his side. After describing his trials and tribulations, he said: “Would you like me to tell you what supported me through all the years of exile among people whose language I could not understand and whose attitude toward me was always uncertain and often hostile? It was this: ‘Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.’ On these words I staked everything, and they never failed.”
As the old song goes “Jesus is the answer for the world today, above Him there’s no other Jesus is the way”.
Every blessing this Easter