Jesus was dead. But He is alive and is ruling and reigning from the right hand of the Father God in heaven. He makes Himself available to all who surrender their lives to Him and desires to have an intimate relationship with Him. If Jesus had died and not risen, then we wouldn't have hope that one day as believers, we would resurrect to Heaven. If Jesus had not risen, then all the prophesies and all that Jesus said, wouldn't really have come to pass. We wouldn't have hope. We wouldn't have the promised Holy Spirit. But the good news is- it all was fulfilled- every last word of it. And that is beautiful. Jesus has risen! Jesus is alive! Jesus is King!