When sin entered the world, death came along with it. Fortunately, that’s not the end of the story. Long before Jesus walked the earth, the Scriptures show us that God was at work, undoing the curse of sin and defeating the power of death. We rejoice because, ultimately, Jesus would rise…. and so will we! While we will one day rise bodily, even now we’ve begun to rise in blessing, hope, spirit, praise, and glory.
The story of God bringing life out of death begins with his choosing and blessing of Abraham. Abraham’s lineage would eventually lead to Jesus, the one through whom the promise of blessing would be made available to the whole word. In Abraham’s story we begin to see our rise from curse to blessing.