Why Seek Ye the Living Among the Dead?
By Chris Nwoke
A glorious event of sadness and joy took place in eternity and has unfolded for the ages. Jesus Christ, the Son of God died for the sin of the world. He was buried, and on the third day he rose again. He that was dead now lives forever more. This is the plan of God to save and redeem his creation from the bondage and deceitfulness of sin. The reward of sin is death. So, this is the good news of salvation!
Jesus Christ prepared his disciples for his suffering, death and resurrection. Yet in the midst of these events, they were mystified. Mark 8: 31 said, “he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.”
Following the events that led to his death and burial, there was mourning in the land. When the disciples of Jesus came to the grave on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, bringing the spices which they had prepared, he had risen. They found the stone rolled away from the grave. They entered in and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. It came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. The holy angels were sent to help those disciples come to terms with their grief and confusion. The angels said unto them, why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. Luke 24: 1-7.
Glory to God in the highest! The Lord is risen from the dead. Receive the good news of salvation today. Tomorrow is not promised. Repent of your sins and turn from them. Open your heart to Jesus and find the peace of God that passes all understanding and the hope of life eternal. Jesus is calling! Receive him today. May God bless you.