Sunday, April 4, 2021

Died, but Not Dead

A six-year-old boy named David was taking a walk one day with his grandmother. They decided to detour through the local graveyard. Stopping to read the tombstones, Grandma explained that the first date on the tombstones was the day the person was born and the second date was the day the person died.
 
Why do some tombstones only have one date?” little David asked.
“Because they haven’t died yet,” she explained.
When they got back home, David told his mother about seeing the tombstones in the graveyard. “Mom," he said with wide eyes, "some people buried in the cemetery aren’t even dead yet!”
 
Leave it to a child to put a different twist on things. Easter puts the most amazing twist to the story of death. Because of the resurrection of Jesus, Christians who are dead and buried aren’t really dead at all.
Jesus told Mary, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live, even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26).
That’s a good question. Do you believe this?

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