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The Hope of the Resurrection

"The time for my departure is near,” said the Apostle Paul. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race.”

Paul was prepared for his final journey. While as Christians we generally are interested in learning as much as we can about our destination, we find it somewhat difficult to ponder our own departure. Yet it is too important an event to ignore. It helps a great deal to be well prepared and ready both for our departure and our arrival. 

This is the Easter season – the day of Christ’s death, the day between the darkness and dawn also called “Black Saturday,” and the day of Resurrection and hope. On the cross Jesus dealt with our sins to prepare us for departure. But possibly even more difficult than facing our own death, is the trial of facing the death of a loved one. This is where we experience the importance of the Resurrection.

The Resurrection is the single, most important event that helps us overcome the grief and pain of death. Roy Hamel, grieving the loss of a twin brother says, “When we are faced with the darkness of the ‘black hole’ called death, our only hope is in the One who has conquered it.

Take time this Easter to reflect, especially on the day between, on Christ’s humiliating death on the Cross and the power and glory of His Resurrection. May God reveal His glory to you.

Please scroll down for additional articles and noteworthy news stories.

The next batch of new Christianity.ca articles will be posted April 2, and the next Virtual House News should arrive in your in-box April 4. From Christianity.ca and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada: Happy Easter!

Blessings,

Daina Doucet
Online Editor
Write us at: feedback@christianity.ca

 

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