FROM DEATH TO LIFE

"35 But someone will ask, ‘How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?’ 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body…….42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body." (1 Corinthians 15: 35-38 & 42-44 NIVUK)  Experienced gardeners understand that a dry, dusty, and dead-looking bulb, planted a foot deep in soil during the dark days of autumn, becomes a golden-trumpeted daffodil in spring. But, if you’ve never seen it happen, you might find it hard to believe. Similarly, Friday’s here, and Sunday’s coming! The LORD’s Day is when we celebrate the resurrection; Jesus Christ’s, and ours! For a believer, death forms merely a comma, not a full-stop. Hallelujah!