"O mighty death! Those whom none other could convince, thou hast persuaded! Those whom all others flattered thou hast despised! Thou hast fetched all greatness, all the pride, all the cruelty, power, and ambition of humanity, and covered it all over with these two little words: Here lies." —Sir Walter Scott
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
"To me, resurrection means freedom. A year ago it felt like my future was always decided for me by whatever I happened to bump into. Now, I'm free to be who I really am without needing to serve my addictions."
"Resurrection was the utter undoing of death in my life. I heard Jesus call me out of the grave of 25 years of addiction, shame, and despair. Resurrection is so much more than an Easter celebration today. It's who I am and why I'm alive!"
We're trading resurrection for resuscitation
"It would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased." —C.S. Lewis
Don't trade infinite joy for short-term pleasure
25 “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Resurrection isn't for everybody
Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
He took her by the hand and said to her,“Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).