But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. —1 Corinthians 15:57
The two major elements present in the Easter story are the fact and the meaning of the fact.
That Christ arose after He had been put to death by crucifixion is the fact; the true historicity of the event is too well established to require proof or even comment today. The meaning of that resurrection, however, must be rediscovered by each believing soul and by the Church age after age till our Lord returns to earth again….
It is, of course, necessary to preserve the theology of the resurrection and to guard the truth well and carefully; but that is not enough. We must know what it means to us as pilgrims and strangers. That He “rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” is the biblical foundation for our faith in a risen Lord (1 Corinthians 15:4). But love and faith would go further; they would devoutly seek to experience the present riches of His Easter triumph.
Jesus is Victor! That is the truth His resurrection proclaims. Now it remains for us to allow Him to be victor in us, thus multiplying the glory of His triumph in the hearts of His trusting people.
Lord, thank You for the victory that is mine through the resurrection of Your Son. May I claim that victory in experience throughout the day today. Amen.