Many thought Jesus’ resurrection from the dead was (and maybe still is) impossible. Yet in Acts 2:24, Peter exclaims, “It was impossible for death to keep its hold on him” (NIV). Jesus failing to rise from the dead was what was truly impossible. Jesus failing to do what he said he would do was impossible. Death having the final word was impossible. So up from the grave our Lord arose just as he said.
“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you” (Matthew 28:5-7).
We celebrate our Savior, though crucified and buried, as now risen from the dead. He defeated death. He defeated our sin. His sacrifice for us was acceptable to God for all who trust in him. Let us gather this morning to worship him and to bask in the significance of his resurrection life. See you at 10am!