View the introductory post for these 24 days with Handel’s Messiah.
From here until the end, Messiah is a hymn of thanksgiving for the final overthrow of death.
I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.
For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.
-1 Corinthians 15:20
Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
-1 Corinthians 15:21-22