At the tomb, angels give the women this message.
The men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! (Luke 24:5b-6, NIV)
And in Luke 20:34-38, NIV, Jesus says …
Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.
But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”
Well then, with that information under our belts, we need to decide if our friends and family will hang out at our gravesite or expect to see us in heaven, among the living.
Which will it be?
Prayer – Lord we know the truth. We are alive in you… if we choose to be. Amen