Sunday, April 8, 2012
Looking for the Living Among the Dead
On Easter morning, when the women went to Jesus' tomb, they found it empty. The angel asked them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen..." Luke 24:5-6.
Yesterday, Heather and I and our two younger boys visited Micah's grave. We want our two living boys to eventually understand that while their oldest brother is deceased, they can share with us our hope of seeing him again, through the Resurrection of Jesus. In fact, it is only because of the Resurrection can we go to the cemetery, remember Micah, and wait for the Second Coming of Jesus. Just as Jesus was not to be found among the dead, so also our little son is not to be found among the dead. He is more alive, now, then He ever was. On this Easter morning, we rejoice together, with all the saints, as we thank Jesus for what He has done for us and for Micah.