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The resurrection of Jesus is the single most glorious event in the entire history of mankind, for thus Jesus entered into the realm of man’s death and destroyed death, so that He might “deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage.” (Hebrews 2:15)

Christ’s resurrection is as serene as it is startling; as gentle as it is omnipotent. The soldiers around His tomb seem blinded by the light of His resurrection, and lay on the ground apparently unconscious.

Against all fears, contrary to all expectations, Jesus is Risen from the dead, forever alive, and from henceforth the manifestations of His victory are only just beginning to shine.

The light of the Lord’s resurrection is not only for a day, but is bright with an everlasting brightness. His resurrection shines forever in the hearts and minds of His believers to dispel all darkness, all fear, and to overcome all debility.

From now on, there is no preventing the power of His light from shining, first of all through faith in the hearts of believers, and then increasingly throughout human history, until the day when He perfects His everlasting Kingdom on earth–until the day:

“When all things are subjected to him, then the Son [of God] himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.” (1 Corinthians 15:28)

And that is when “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

Remember Saint John’s testimony:

“Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’

“So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.

“Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes.” (St John 20: 1-10)

LG Sleiman

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