1 Corinthians 15:20-23
English Standard Version (ESV)
20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.
Easter Message from Speaker Paul Ryan:
One of the most important messages that Christianity has brought the world is one of hope.
In today’s world, that may sound naïve.
We are surrounded by stories of war, poverty, disease, addiction, loneliness, and failure—to name a few.
Our work to try and eradicate these social ills certainly has its ups and downs. It’s never over.
But today, on Easter Sunday, we are reminded that suffering isn’t the whole story. We believe that there is a different ending for us all.
Diverse though we may be, Christians around the world are united in our shared belief that Jesus rose from the dead. Yes, we will struggle. But after our struggle, there is always redemption. And there is always hope.
Today, I wish you and your loved ones a blessed Easter.