God Controls Death
When you’re making a list of the things that make the world look out of control, surely death will be near the top. What is more terrifying than seeing someone you love in a coffin or watching your own life slip away? Are you afraid of death?
In Luke 7:11-17, the Bible tells the story of how Jesus interrupted a funeral procession leaving the little town of Nain. First he told the sobbing mother, “Don’t cry.” Then he did something even more arresting—he raised the corpse of her son back to life.
It is Jesus’ intention to give each of you that same gift—resurrection of your body and life forever with him. Every coffin will be opened by our Lord—not in a ghoulish way as a grave robber, but as a grave liberator. Every person under the ground will hear the voice of the archangel and the trumpet call of God (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
Ever noticed how funeral directors make the casket look like a comfy bed where the deceased is just taking a little nap? I kind of like it that way. When it’s a Christian in there, that’s what it is. Don’t cry.
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