Category Archives: Resurrection

Mondays with Marty

In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther reminds us of the implications of the resurrection:

669. If God is for us, who can be against us [Romans 8:31]? Death is swallowed up by victory (1 Cor 15:55]. And if that is the case with death, then it is the same with sin. If death, then also with all diseases. If death, then also all suffering. If death, then also all acts of the devil. If death, then also the fury of the world. But all of that is not yet apparent. Yes, today we see the opposite. Therefore faith is important. The unveiled manifestation of things will, in due time, follow faith. What is now invisible will, at that time, will become visible. Likewise, (just as it was in the beginning) the visible will be made from the invisible world  (p. 399-400).

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He is Risen!

Go, make the tomb secure as you know how:
Send out a watch–you have the guards you need.
And set the seal: if death does not give heed
To this, at least prospective thieves will bow
Before raw military might, and plow
Some other furrow less foreboding, freed
From threat of soldiers’ angry blows. This seed,
Pernicious rumor, can be stifled now.
     The One enthroned in heaven laughs an scoffs.
     Imagine stone to hold th’eternal Son!.
     Imagine that a seal could be enough
     To stay redemption’s plan now well begun!
The stone retreats: three days have run their course.
No seal, no soldier can restrain this corpse.

-Taken from D.A. Carson, Holy Sonnets of the Twentieth Century (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994), 61.

The Empty Tomb

“But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.'” So they departed with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Matt 28:5-7 (ESV)

Words to reflect upon as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of of Christ, the bedrock foundation of our faith.