The resurrection of Jesus takes an even greater meaning in the context of terror. This morning, a coordinated attack in Brussels led to death, wounds, and a reminder of the global presence of evil. How do we deal? We press on in hope, anticipating the return of Jesus as the pivotal change to glory. No more terrorists, no more fanatics, no more wondering what tomorrow will bring. Jesus came back to life and brought victory, but only after suffering the worst possible yet undeserved experience a human could have, thus cancelling the power of sin and death. He absorbed death, died with it, and came back to life, leaving sin and death — and evil– behind.
Before His crucifixion, Jesus told us to expect two things to be true. First: We will have trouble in this world. Second: He has overcome the world. Not only did He say this, He demonstrated the full effect and His overwhelming victory through the empty grave. The days of evil are numbered because Christ has overcome and will reign forever.
Until then, we press on, knowing that the days are evil but God is good. Pray, seek, knock. Trust.