DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I’ve been thinking a lot about death recently because of a couple of friends who died last year, and I’d like to ask you a question: How do we know there’s life after death? I’d like to think there is, but do we just have to wait until we die to find out? — M.W.
DEAR M.W.: No, we don’t have to wait until we die to find out if there’s life after death, and I’m very thankful because it means our lives can have hope and meaning right now.
Sunday, Christians throughout the world will celebrate the most important event in human history: the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. His enemies killed him in the cruelest way possible, and to be sure no one would steal his body, they sent soldiers to guard his tomb.
But on the third day, that tomb was empty! Jesus had been raised from the dead by the power of God! The angel declared, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” (Luke 24:5-6).
By his resurrection, the Bible says, Jesus Christ “has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Timothy 1:10).
Don’t spend your life wondering if life is meaningless and death is the end. Instead, this Easter ask the risen Christ to come into your life. He gives us hope, because he has conquered death and hell forever.