An Easter Message: The Living Among the Dead
It was an honest mistake these women made. They were heart-broken. The One in Whom they had placed all their hope and trust had been brutally murdered before their eyes. Their protective, mothering instincts told them that the least they could do was to make sure the body of Jesus was properly cared for. They had come to express their love. They had come to grieve their loss.
But they had come to the wrong place! This was Resurrection morning. Jesus Christ no longer occupied the city of the dead. He lived.
This is the single most significant fact for humanity—Jesus Christ conquered death. Jesus Christ lives.
So why do people still seek the living among the dead?
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life" (Jn.14:6).
No person can come to God except through Him. No person can experience spiritual life apart from Him. No person can find any other way to Heaven.
Some seek life by rummaging among the tombs of dead religious leaders. They cling to the teachings and mandates of men whose bodies are in varying degrees of decay. Others look for the secret to life by rifling through teachings of humanists. They come to conclusions that point them in every direction except to the empty tomb.
And then there are the multitudes who live as though the secret of life could be acquired or achieved. They mistakenly believe that the value of their existence is determined by the things they accumulate or accomplish. A bigger house. A better car. My name in lights. A million dollars. Surely the answer is in here somewhere.
These are just some of the ways people still seek the living among the dead.
Where are you looking? Why would you assume that you could find the answer to life in things that are dead or dying? Get out of the graveyard! There are no answers there. Come to the One Who lives to give you life.
A Prayer For Today: "Lord Jesus, thank you for dying to pay the price for my sins. And thank you for living so that I might live, too. Amen."