Thought for today
Many people today don’t believe in God and find the Easter stories of Jesus rising to new life ridiculous. Yet most people I meet have an expectation that there IS life beyond death. They truly believe they will be reunited one day with those they love. Hope of eternity seems hard wired into the human heart.
Yet, if the universe is randomly created, if there is no loving, sustaining Creator, the idea of life after death is illogical and makes no sense.
Belief in life beyond death only makes sense if someone loves us enough to make it happen.
The Christian story is about the love of a Creating, Redeeming, Life-giving God. Jesus’ dying and rising to new life opens the way for all of us to life beyond death. The cross and empty tomb of Easter say our death is not the end but the gateway to new life with God.
Lord I believe. Help my unbelief. Amen