Homely On Easter
SIGNIFICATION OF LORD’S RESURRECTION.
The resurrection is not reviving like Lazarus, working, sufering and dying kingdomagain, the life transformed for eternity. As St.John wrote: “ …when the door was locked , where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midstand said to them, ”Peace be with you”(Jn 20,19). Such resurrection makes people satisfied because the spirit of people is eternal.
Lord was risen?
He was risen because He is life, alive forever and ever, powerful creator,Lord. He told Martha: “ I am the resurrection and the life…”( Jn 11,25). If He died once that is because He sacrified His life voluntarily for hissheep but after that He was risen. St John wrote: “ …because I lay down my life in order to take it up again … I have power to lay it down , and powerto take it up again….”( Jn 10,17-18). We believe the Lord’s resurrection, not because we have seen thismystery but because the resurrection can be proven also because the Lord’s disciples died in order to give witness to their teacher’s resurrection.
Why Lord was risen?
The Lord was rose as the victor over the death for saying that He freed all people from the death of sin and devil. St John wrote: “ …Theywill fight with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them, for he ís Lord of lords and king of kings…”( Revelation 17,14).
If our Saviour was risen, we will rise one day.
My Lord , if we have died with you we will also live with you. If wepersevere, we shall also reign with you” (2Tm 3,11-12).
Written by Pastor Joseph Rao, Long Xuyen Diocese.2012.