This week is both somber and celebratory in the Christian faith. Christ’s death on Good Friday became our hope on Resurrection Sunday!
Over 2000 years ago, Jesus’ disciples, his mother and many others were grieved as they watched the Lord be crucified on the Cross.
Death and Grief are cruel adversaries.
We see it constantly played across our television and on social media with events happening in the Ukraine, and around the globe.
Mothers are grieving the loss of their sons and husbands at war. Not to mention the families left to mourn the loss of children to senseless violence in cities across America.
However, this quote by writer, Holly Black provides an insightful view on grief:
The only way to end grief was to go through it.” –115 Grief Quotes To Inspire & Help Deal with Loss of Loved One (2022) (everydaypower.com)
In essence that’s exactly what Jesus did on the Cross at Calvary.
He who knew NO sin, became sin for us.
He had to go through a bloody death to redeem us from eternal punishment.
His death is our hope through Jesus' resurrection from the grave.
This is why Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 NKJV regarding death and sin:
55“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”
56The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 NKJV
Christ's Death and Resurrection is our only HOPE for salvation and eternal life.