The Arrow that Flies Upwards
Fear enslaves many of us. We tend to think of death as final… the ultimate reality… the inevitable and absolute end. But what if death does not end your personal story? What if God wants to share with you His life that is deathless? And what if you can be sure of receiving that eternal life right now?
The Gospel’s fourth arrow points toward intriguing answers. This arrow flies up, away from the earth.
A Different Kind Of Hero
All nations and religions honor heroes of their history. When Communism was popular, thousands travelled to the city of Moscow to see the body of their hero, Lenin. His corpse looked almost alive in its sealed glass box. But huge crowds and loud speeches could not hide this fact: their leader was dead. So it is with great people of the past. They are dead and buried.
Today, you can go to the place where Jesus was killed, Jerusalem. If you look for the grave of Jesus, you will be led to a tomb. But Jesus’ body is not in that grave. His body is nowhere to be found on earth. Why? The answer is important.
Peter, who spoke as an eyewitness of Jesus, summed up the Bible’s answer:
God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it (Acts 2:24).