One thing for sure that we all know, although we don’t like to talk about it, is that we don't get out of this life without failing at one of the most fundamental human tasks — keeping our bodies alive. It's like the old joke — only two things are certain in this life, death and taxes. Laugh about it with false bravado, try to improve it, pretend it won’t happen to us, but none of these things change the facts.
Where can we get the power to face death in a way that gives meaning to our lives?
Where does a person get hope and purpose and the courage to deal with adversities in his or her life?
The apostle Paul wrote:
"Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?"
... How we thank God, who gives us victory over sin and death through Jesus Christ our Lord! (1 Corinthians 15:54-57 NLT)
Your life can have purpose and meaning!
You can share in the victory over death that gives life forever. Your life can have purpose and your life can have meaning when it is lived beyond yourself — when it's lived in his kingdom and for his purposes. Jesus' resurrection does more than just ensure that our lives don't end with death, it also means we have the power and purpose to live life today!