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April 13 | 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, 50-57



1 Corinthians 15:12-20, 50-57



What A Day That Will Be!

by Judy Webb

"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?” (1 Corinthians 15:54-55)

When a loved one dies, grief and mourning overtake us. Often these emotions are strongest as the survivors experience those “firsts." The first anniversary, first birthday, or first special holiday, without that special person to celebrate with. Feelings are strong for many months following a loss like this, but I found Easter Sunday was more meaningful and profound the first time I observed Easter without my husband.

The celebration was more celebratory and there was a new understanding and faith that everything would be all right, in fact it already was! As one commentary pointed out, Christ invaded death’s domain and robbed it of its sting. This is the great victory for which God is to be thanked.