WHY, WHY, WHY…
DO WE LOOK FOR THE LIVING
Have you ever considered the question, “What would have happened if the Resurrection had not happened?" We would not have had the annual celebration of joy and eternal life we all experienced at Easter. We would only know Jesus Christ as a good man, a great teacher and leader of a religious group like so many before and after.
We would have no hope for eternity and have to figure out ways to cope with living in this world system and handling the problem of evil that is so evident in every area of our lives. You are probably thinking of other consequences that are even more powerful than the one’s mentioned because the Resurrection is so pivotal to the Christian faith?
The empty grave was truly “a new beginning” of a new beginning for human kind. In the account in the book of Luke, the setting is the tomb where the women had gone to prepare the body of Jesus for formal burial.
Two angels appear and speak to those who have arrived and found an empty tomb. Thomas Q. Robbins focuses on the two short sentences for this lesson as written in the 24th chapter of Luke, verses 5 and 6. The question for us is . . .
WHY, WHY, WHY DO WE LOOK FOR THE LIVING AMONG THE DEAD?