A few days ago (October 25th, 2011), technicians in Amarillo, Texas, finished dismantling the last of America’s B53 nuclear warheads. Estimates are that the United States had more than 300 of them at one point in time. These were massive bombs, weighing close to 9,000 pounds. Each of them were 600 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. They were so large that a jet could only carry two bombs at a time. In service for more than 50 years, the United States has rendered all of them impotent.
Jesus did a similar work on the cross. Through His death, the bomb of death has been dismantled. As it is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory … through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:54, 57). By raising from the dead, Jesus rendered death impotent. Praise be to God.