"Whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" (John 11:26)
When Jesus died on the cross, He conquered sin. But when He rose again from the dead, He defeated death.
Death is not a subject we usually want to discuss. But when you get down to it, that is what Easter is all about. Easter is about Jesus Christ rendered death powerless because Jesus came to conquer death.
Easter is a day that marks the end of death. Death died when Christ rose. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die” (John 11:25–26).
You may be thinking, What are you talking about, death died? People still die. How can you say that death died? But here is what I am saying: death is not the end. Sure our bodies go into the ground, but the soul lives on forever. The Bible says that one day our bodies will be resurrected as well.
This is the hope of Easter. Death is not the end of the road; it is only a bend in the road. When Jesus died and rose, He rendered death powerless.
Father, I thank You for the hope of eternal life in Christ Jesus.