Resurrection has given us a new hope. Now let us live for Him. After His resurrection the Holy Spirit has come upon us. The Bible says, Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4) Now we need to work for Him, because this life is not all that we have. His resurrection has made me to hate the worldly things and look to the city that has foundations whose Maker and Builder is God.
Christ’s death has cleared my sins, but His resurrection has put a new life in me. Till the death of Jesus I wanted to live on this earth, for my sins have been dealt with. But His resurrection has changed my plans of settling cosy on this earth. After His Resurrection He went to Heaven and said, “I go to prepare a place for you.” A mansion He builds for me that I may stay with Him.
He strengthens us to overcome temptations. Now we need to live for God and like the apostles we need to go all out and preach the gospel. We need to leave our differences and labor for the Lord. Spurgeon said, “Now if I had to die like a dog, I should still wish to live the life of a Christian.
Now do not attempt to go sneaking into Heaven along some back lane. Come into the King’s highway, take up your cross and follow Him! I would persuade you to have an open confession of your faith. For many people would like to go to Heaven by an underground railway preferring secrecy of their faiths. Jesus had suffered much for us. He underwent the horrible shame for us. Let us hang up our self-confidence and pride on the gallows as high as that whereon Haman was suspended, for it is an abominable thing. Spurgeon said, “Lord let me never be what I cannot be forever.”
Most people do not believe in Resurrection and deny the reality, of life after death. They say that the grave ends all and they feel no need to plan for eternity. Once, a small boy came to an unbeliever’s funeral. He saw the dead body clothed in a suit and wearing well polished shoes. After the grave was covered, he wrote with a chalk on the tombstone, “All dressed up but no place to go.” O, how true it is. But Praise God! We have a place to go.