I listened to the song "Arise My Love" by NewSong on my way home today. It made me think about about the ridiculousness of Christ's resurrection.
Christ-followers can always fall back on the astounding awesomeness His victory over death. Everything else that could occur in this life is "no big deal" compared with the fact that Christ died and rose again to conquer all evil forever.
Some people have a liberated perspective on life because of extraordinary circumstances they overcame. Christ's followers have a similarly liberated perspective.
Christ's resurrection provides His people with unreasonably tenacious hope. This hope is so overwhelming that no life situation is too difficult.
The hope of unending life in Christ is like knowing that, as soon as your next workday ends, you will inherit one billion dollars. How will you feel when you wake up the next day? How bad could that eight or nine hours of work possibly be? The whole day will be fantastic because of the joyful anticipation of what waits for you. But this is comparing smaller things with greater things. Money is already worthless, but our inheritance in Christ is eternally satisfying.
Christ gives His people beautiful hope. His victorious divinity is devastatingly powerful.