“We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.”
Sometimes, especially as I have traveled in Africa and India, I hear stories of people being raised from the dead. I’ve no reason to doubt them. They are told to me by reputable followers of Jesus, many of whom were actually present and eyewitnesses when the event occurred.
As exciting as these stories are, these people still must face the reality of death again. Actually, they have not experienced a resurrection from the dead, but a mere resuscitation from death. They will all die again.
There is only one person who has ever died, been raised from the dead, never to face death again. His name is Jesus Christ. Death no longer has any dominion over him.
That means for those of us in him, who have his life pulsating through our veins, we too have victory over death. We too will never die because of our union life with him. Death has no dominion over us either. It is never to be feared again.
That’s awfully good news!