I came across an interesting quote from one of Martin Luther’s sermons in 1532.
I Thessalonians 4:14, For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
As in his resurrection he has taken all things with him, so that both heaven and earth, sun, and moon, and all creatures must rise with him and be made new, even so will he bring us with him. The same God who raised Christ from the dead will quicken again our mortal bodies, and with us all creatures, which are now subject to vanity, which with earnest expectation await our glorification, and desire to be set free from this transient existence and to be made glorious. For us more than half of our resurrection is already accomplished, because our heart and head are already above, and only the smallest part remains to be done, namely, that the body be buried in order that it too may be made new.
There stands the text saying: “He is Risen.” He is no longer in the grave and buried under the earth, but he is risen from the dead, and this not for his own sake but for our sake, that his resurrection be made ours so that we too may rise in him, and not remain in the grave and in death, but that our bodies may celebrate with him an everlasting Easter Day.