Hope and Change (Easter Style)

No, this post is not about President Obama or politics. Rather, it is about the hope and change made available to us through Christ’s resurrection. You can read all about it in the Bible in 1 Corinthians 15. As Christians we have hope because Christ rose from the dead. As Paul writes:

“If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” (1 Corinthians 15:19-20)

Because Christ has been raised from the dead, we too will be raised. And so we have hope in Christ, both for this life and the life to come. Not only do we have hope, we will also be changed:

“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)

In an instant, when Christ returns, we who have hoped in Christ will be changed. We will trade in these earthly bodies for our new spiritual bodies.

“For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’ ‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’ The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:53-57)

Now that’s hope and change you can believe in!

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