Life is hard. Suffering is real. The ugliness and pain of this world are inescapable. What’s more, even the best this world has to offer - the most beautiful places, the most sensational pleasures - will one day disappear. Nothing in this world escapes death.
But the resurrection of Jesus put an end to death! Because Jesus rose from the grave, we have a living hope and an eternal inheritance if we are in Christ. Because Christ rose from the grave, overcoming sin and death, no matter what we’ve done or where we’ve been in life - the best is yet to come. Death has been defeated. Christ is risen!