There is an old Syrian proverb which says, “Birth is the messenger of death.” In other words, we are born to die; no sooner do we come into the world then we face the possibility and inevitability of death. We live in a dying world. Death is all around us. No wonder the greatest fear for most of us is the fear of dying.
In today’s text, we will be reminded of the good news that Jesus Christ has conquered death. He has brought about death to death. In order to do that, He had to empty Himself of His glory and become one of us and die for the propitiation of our sins. He didn’t do that for angels or for the animal kingdom, He did that for you and I, His children. Aren’t you glad He did!!!