The Gospel Coalition was kind to post an article I wrote on the believer’s resurrection hope. An excerpt from “Every Graveyard a Garden”:
The resurrection of Jesus guarantees the same bodily hope for believers. His was “the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Cor 15:20). There will be a harvest of sleepers because resurrection broke into human history with the third-day miracle. The image of sleep captures the temporary captivity of death (cf. 15:51). We sleep to wake and die to rise.
Sowing and reaping, then, is true for death and resurrection: what goes down must come up. Every graveyard is a garden.
The full article is here.