These triumphant Easter morning words have stayed with me since I first heard this song.

The resurrection changes EVERYTHING.

Sure, you might say. The resurrection is great! Jesus rose, conquered death, finished the salvation story. All fantastic news. But it changes everything? How? How does it change my


Loneliness
Grief
Longing
Desperation
Stress
Anxiety
Brokenness

How does the resurrection speak to how I’m feeling and what I’m experiencing right now? Here’s how.

  • The resurrection shows that this situation that you’re in, this world that you inhabit, is not all there is.
  • The resurrection proves that your story doesn’t end here.
  • The resurrection gives hope for a better day.
  • The resurrection means that someday, all wrongs will be made right, all injustice will be avenged, and all tears will be dried.
  • The resurrection proves that God has power over all things. ALL things.
  • The resurrection, victory over death, means that the ultimate enemy has already been defeated. Satan, death, evil… They Will. Not. Win.
  • And the resurrection, the fulfilment of what Jesus had promised, teaches us that we can trust all the other things He said too.

So in the words of CS Lewis’s majestic yet oh-so-tender Aslan: courage, dear heart. The Resurrection story is for you. The Reckoning will come. The pain and hardship will pass. And He will wipe every tear from your eyes, as you rise to be with Him.

We know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself… Therefore WE DO NOT LOSE HEART. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

(2 Corinthians 4: 14, 16-18)