God is the creator and sustainer of life. Jesus Christ came that we “may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). Christ also has given this creation new life through his death and resurrection, so that we may now say with the Apostle Paul, as he quoted from the Old Testament:
Death has been swallowed up in victory.
Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting? (1 Corinthians 15:54b-55 NASV)