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From the Confessions: The Apostles' Creed
“The third day He rose again from the dead.”
Pulling It Together
Poor Jacob had lived all those years believing his son Joseph to be dead. Then his other sons told their father that his son lived and was the ruler over all of Egypt. Only after hearing Joseph's words recounted and seeing the wagons loaded with good things did Jacob believe his son was really alive. It must have seemed as though Joseph had been resurrected from the dead.
Though Jesus died and had been in the tomb two days, we confess that on the third day he rose from the dead. By this great event, he has delivered blessings too abundant for wagons to convey. Sin and death and hell are vanquished and in their places are his righteousness, eternal life, and the everlasting joy of heaven.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for rising so that we may live in newness of life with you. Amen.
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