April 11, 2023


Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, your faith also is in vain.”—1 Corinthians 15:14 NASB

For many people, Easter is just a feel-good holiday celebrated with bunnies and flowers. Easter is celebrating spring and buying new clothes. It’s remembered with greeting cards and special events. Some do not even know that this is a day that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus!

The original purpose of Easter seems like an archaic concept to many. The idea of the resurrection of the dead can seem like nothing more than a story filled with magic and fantasy.

Christians can find themselves caught up in these cultural interpretations. But every Easter we can think about the true meaning, read the biblical account, celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus, and decide for ourselves if we really believe in the resurrection. Is this just a tradition? A story? Or a real event?

The Bible tells us that the resurrection is so important that without it, our faith is “in vain.” The Greek word here suggests having no truth. Being empty. Lacking content. It is just that important.

Ponder the impact of the resurrection on your life. Do you have any doubts? Are you sure you believe Jesus rose from the dead? God promises resurrection life to you as well. Make this a day to believe. Celebrate our resurrected Savior. As Jesus Himself said, “I am the resurrection and the life; the one who believes in Me will live, even if he dies” (John 11:25).

Reflection Question: Why do you believe in the resurrection?

Father, I believe that Jesus died and rose from the dead. I celebrate the impact of the resurrection on my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 15