The Resurrection means (2) I can face suffering, terminal illness and death

The Resurrection of Jesus means that death does not have the last word. With his resurrection comes the promise that one day we too will be raised. In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul tells us that our resurrection bodies whilst sharing continuity with our earthly ones will be different. In Revelation 21, we are told that when we are raised, there will be no more sickness, tears, suffering or death.

Because Jesus has been raised from the dead, you can keep on keeping on through suffering. These trials are only temporary. Because Jesus has been raised from the dead, there are no permanent goodbyes for believers.

This is good news for those who are living with debilitating illnesses and for those caring for them. It’s good news for those who are grieving the loss of loved ones.

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