Yesterday we celebrated Memorial Day. A day that we celebrate and are thankful for those who gave their lives in sacrifice to our country (United States of America). So many men and women have given their lives in sacrifice to this country. There is no greater sacrifice then of sacrificing one’s life. This made me dwell on the sacrifice of Christ, His sacrificial death on the cross of Calvary.
Romans 6:9 “We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death has no dominion over Him.” This morning in my devotional time I read this verse over and over. Paul had just been telling the Roman church that they were united with Christ in His death, that they were dead to their sins because they were baptized into Christ’ baptism of death on the cross. That they died too. But, Christ defeated death and was raised from the grave. Therefore, death has no victory over Jesus, death has no dominion over Him.
As believers in Christ, we are given this promise. In that same chapter in verse 8, “Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.” We will join in Christ in His resurrection, that we too will be resurrected and death will have no dominion over us. The curse of death will have no power over you. That truth just continued to hit me this morning as we were thankful to those who gave their lives to continue the American way of life, but Christ’ death and resurrection defeated death! Because of His sacrifice, we can know that death will have no victory!