I don’t know when this lockdown will be over. When life will be back to normal. But in all this we have hope and know that He has risen. Death has been conquered, and because He lives we can face tomorrow and the life that is to come.
“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf of springtime.” — Martin Luther [1483-1546]
The picture of death and resurrection is all around us. For example, leaves dying and rising again. If the seed is to give life, first it must die. Every night we sleep (death) and morning we wake up (resurrection). The Sun comes down and it comes up. It is sure, and certain, that one day we all will stand before the Creator. Our body will die, either of old age, cancer and sickness, or our time is up, but our spirit will rise, “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” (Daniel 12:2)
Acts 17:30-31 (ESV) The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”