Dead but alive in Christ
Luke 24: 36-43
36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, ‘Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.’ 40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, ‘Do you have anything here to eat?’ 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
If you have lost a loved one then you are often wondering what they are doing now.
We know that eventually the 2 worlds, heaven and earth will come together and be re-created into something completely new that will accommodate our own post-death resurrected bodies.
What will we look like? What are our loved ones who died in Christ doing now?
- Jesus had nothing physical limiting him.
- Jesus could talk.
- Jesus was not a ghost, he had a body.
- Jesus was recognisable.
- Jesus could eat.
It is of great comfort to know that those who have died in the Lord are continuing to live.