Dealing With Death, Part Five
“The Empty Tomb Is All The Proof I Need”
Is it true that there is life after death? The bible declares that this is true.
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25, NKJV.
You may ask me; how can I know there is life after death? I say, “the empty tomb of Christ is all the proof I need.”
Over 2,000 years ago, Christ was crucified on a cross for the sins of the world, buried in a borrowed tomb and then gloriously arose from the grave just as He promised.
What should His resurrection say to us today as we deal with the thoughts of our own death or the actual death of our loved ones?
Even the grave could not hold the Christ and when He returns for us, the grave will not be able to hold us either. “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16, NKJV.
And that’s not all: “Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17, NKJV.
The death of our loved one is temporary. There is life after death. There is a great reunion coming. There is hope even in the “valley of the shadow of death”. There is healing for your heart even in the midst of the death of your loved one. How do I know this for sure? How can I say this with such confidence?
The empty tomb is enough for me. I hope the empty tomb is enough for you as well.
“But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here for He is risen, as He said…” Matthew 28:5,6, NKJV.
Be encouraged today, in knowing that the resurrection of Christ is the only proof we need that the Bible is true and without error. It stands as our guiding light in this troubled world. Without His resurrection on that first Easter morning, we would live as hopeless people in this world. 1 Corinthians 15:12-19, NKJV.
The Empty Tomb Is All The Proof I Need.
I look forward to that great reunion.