Luke 24:5 - Why Do You Seek The Living Among The Dead?
Luke 24:5 (NKJV) Then, as they were afraid
and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to
them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?
The resurrection is everything, isnt
it? Its a metaphor for the whole Christian
life. Without it, whats dead is just dead.
Over. Finished. Buried forever. No hope of new
life springing forth.
But in Jesus, we have the promise that
death is not the final word in our stories, not
only in an eternal sense but every day. In the
accidents, the bad choices, the disappointments, the
thousand other deaths that make up a lifetime.
The worst death of this kind that Ive
ever suffered is the death of a relationship.
Its too painful now to even write the details.
But someone I loved and trusted with all my
heart broke that trust. And in turn, broke me.
Its as if I were crushed into particles of dust.
It has taken years to put the pieces back
together. And what Ive found is that sometimes when
youve been broken and put back together, you
dont fit back into your old life. At least not in
the same way you once did. Its like pouring
new wine into old wineskins. It just doesnt
The problem for me is that I loved my old
life. It suited me perfectly. And so, the
temptation even now at times is to look back and long
for what was. To try to find what I once had.
Because the way forward is unfamiliar. Like starting
over, it feels harder.
Thats when I hear the voice of the
angel: Why are you looking for the living among the
dead? You wont find it. That thing is over.
Finished. Gone. But see over here? Where you are? New
life is happening. Watch the flowers appear.
Listen. Its the season of singing. Dont look
back. Thats not where youre going. With
Jesus, you rise. by Gwen Ford Faulkenberry
Faith Step: You know that one death,
loss, or failure that you just cant get over?
Its time to scatter the ashes to the wind.
Dont keep them any longer. Its time to begin
rising with your living Savior. [Mornings With
Jesus 2020 Devotional by Guideposts and
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
Matthew 28:6: Jesus Is Risen:
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies:
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies:
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: