By Ada Brownell
Resurrection! The dead are living again. Well, they appeared dead for at least three months. Our dogwood tree that became a skeleton last fall is stirring, attempting to blossom. Our huge bony Linden tree is pregnant with life.
The tulip bulbs that I buried in Missouri’s rocky soil last fall might as well have had a tombstone. Nothing moved in that corner of our yard since last November except dried dead leaves from our tree, snowflakes, raindrops, sleet and wind. But recently power stirred below the ground and a new body arose. Doesn’t look anything like the bulb I planted. Silky gorgeous green leaves glisten as they wait for the color that will burst soon. Life!
We passed a cemetery this morning and I thought of a daughter buried far away in San Jose, Calif. I know Carolyn’s spirit is with the Lord, but any day there will be a stirring of life below the ground and the headstone with her name. Her body will be changed and arise. Here’s how scripture describes it:
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye .,. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed...and this mortal shall put on immortality; then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, ‘Death is swallowed up in victory’” (1 Corinthians 15:52-53).
On April 5, we’ll celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, who gave His life for our sins. What a joy-filled day and humankind sings and rejoices because Jesus did something about the death sentence of every man and rose triumphant over the grave!. That’s redemption, if we accept Him as our Savior.
Interesting that Easter is so close to April Fools’ Day this year, April 1. The Bible says, “The fool has said in his heart there is no God” (Psalm 14:1).
As usual, I’ve been working on books. My newest one is Faith, Facts and Propaganda. Everything about who we are, why we are here, and how we got here is settled by faith.
This book supplies evidence for faith—and reveals forgeries designed to destroy belief in God such as the Piltdown man, missing links that DNA proved aren’t links, and a newer theory than Darwin’s, punctuated equilibrium.
The secular world attempts to destroy faith in God with propaganda (spinning the truth) and brainwashing.
Yet, the argument will never be settled. No one can prove whether or not God exists. We can look at the evidence, but faith is necessary for salvation and faith is required to receive the ultimate truth
I think you’ll find this book interesting. The introductory price is .99.
To celebrate Easter and the release of that book, Swallowed by Life: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal is free from Maundy Thursday (April 9) through Easter.
My Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/adabrownell
Copyright © 2011 Ada B. Brownell