And it was also given to him to explain the character of that death.
Men had slain Him, but it was by the "determined counsel and fore-knowledge of God...." He was delivered up to die. That death which seemed nothing but a brutal murder, was in truth, a divinely appointed sacrifice.
And He rose again because nothing else was possible seeing Who He was!
"...God raised Him up,
liberating Him from the pangs of death,
seeing that it was not possible
for Him to be controlled by it."
The amazing truth of it all is summed up for us by a church historian:
"If Christ is risen -
then nothing else matter.
And if Christ is not risen -
then nothing else matters."
May the joy of the Resurrection be yours this day,