The Bible tells us that Jesus, the physical manifestation of God, died a horrible death. The message of Easter is that He rose again. So what brought Him back to life?
The answer lies in the words of Jesus: “I am the resurrection and the life.” It’s not that Jesus was resurrected by an outside force. There was no force sufficient to do that. Instead, being the resurrection Himself, death was overcome.
Likewise, Jesus tells us “The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live.” He lives, not because of some divine act of muscle-flexing, but because Jesus The Life is in him.
Too often, I have been concerned with what Jesus could do. Much better, however, is to focus on who Jesus is. It’s there – not in favors, but in that Person – that my hope belongs.