I trust those reading this article had a celebratory Easter. Jesus’ resurrection was the victory of all victories. What an amazing God.

I was wondering about the following scenario as we approached the celebration of that day: Someone says to Him, “Lord, merchants are celebrating your resurrection by putting furniture on sale. And they are selling lots of rabbit and chicken candy. Candy eggs, too.”

“Rabbits and chickens.”

“Yes, Lord.”

“Reducing the price of furniture.”

“Yes, Lord.”

It is at this point Jesus does an eyeroll.

However, Jesus wouldn’t do that, so I guess I’ll have to do it instead.

Regardless, it does give us some insight, doesn’t it, about how the world views the most important, the most significant event in the history of the universe.

“Wait a minute,” someone might say. “It might be the most significant event in the history of the earth, perhaps, but not in the history of the universe.”

I would reply, “What do you think about this verse?”: “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19).1

That “revealing of the sons of God” that all of creation waits for will be made possible only because Jesus, God-in-the-flesh and the Savior, died for sins and came back from the dead.

And we could also consider those verses in the Book of Revelation that tell us that the Lord will create new heavens and a new earth. Here’s an example:

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more” (Revelation 21:1).

Yes. The entire universe will be changed because Jesus came back from the dead.

So, today, this Monday following that incomprehensibly momentous day, let me cut to the chase and praise His glorious name. He is the Truth. He is Life—eternal life. Every knee shall bow to Him. Every tongue shall confess that He is Lord. Yes, every tongue, including those deluded and foolishly self-confident atheists. He shall reign forever and ever.

That’s a long time. And Christians get to live within the reign of that eternal King.

Yes, reign. All nations gone. They are, the Lord said through Isaiah, less than nothing.

He has conquered sin, death, hell, and the grave. Those who believe in Him become sons of God and have been given the very righteousness of Jesus Himself. All sins forgiven. No punishment for sins committed. No guilt.

Thank You, Father, for Your great plan of redemption. Thank You that You wrote my name down in the book of life before the foundation of the world.

Thank You, Jesus, for leaving heaven and coming here, knowing You would be rejected, whipped, and crucified so that we might have eternal life and be transformed into the image of the living God. Help me love You as I ought. Help me serve You as I ought. To You be glory forever and ever.

1All Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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