The great mystery, and central reality of the Bible is that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead.

Conquering death and the grave, he rose on the third day and as a result, the kingdom of the heavens is open to all believers.

The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 10:9, “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead is much more than simply accenting to a belief. It means being confident that God is for you, that he has closed ranks with you, that he is transforming your life, and that he will save you for eternal joy. Thanks be to God!

But magnificent as that is, it’s too small. Because in an even vaster sense, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ reframes not just individual lives; it reframes everything, bring life, hope and meaning to every part of human existence.