The Resurrection of Christ means that we no longer have any fear from Death.
As John Piper writes, “The keys to death were hung on the inside of the tomb.” Christ’s death and subsequent resurrection, mean that Jesus frees us from our cycle of death. Death is no longer something to be feared; it’s something to be embraced.
We can look at Death, not as an enemy, but as a doorway. Are some doorways scary looking? Yes! But when we know what’s on the other side- when we anticipate with excitement the other side of the door- we don’t have to be afraid of the doorway!
For if we have been united with him ina death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
- Rom. 6.5
Death, furthermore, becomes temporary by the resurrection of Jesus. It’s just a moment. It’s just a break. It’s just a doorway. Death’s power is broken by the resurrection.
Yes, we have to die. But, it’s part of the natural process. We die TO have the resurrected life that Christ arose to secure for us. That’s straight up I Corinthians fifteen stuff!