But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming, then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death. I Corinthians 15:20-26
Today I thank You for Your plan of salvation, foretold through the ages and still alive today. I thank You that even though our world was full of sin, You sent Your Son so that through man could come the resurrection of the dead. I thank You that in Christ all who have put their faith in You will be made alive. I give You praise and glory that the last enemy that will be abolished is death, and those who have been saved will not be separated from You. I thank You that You reign from Your throne in the heavens and that Jesus is at Your right hand. I thank You that because of Your grace, I have nothing to fear, not even death.