But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.
When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
Matthew 22: 31 – 33
People in Jesus day did not believe in exactly the same thing. For instance, Pharisees believed there was a bodily resurrection whilst Sadducees did not. Jesus clearly taught there was and that this life was not the end but merely the beginning. Of course none of us know what the next bit of life looks like, yet we hold onto it dearly. Think of all the people who have gone on before us that we look forward to seeing again. Hopefully future generations will be as glad to see us!
Prayer: Dear Jesus I cant wait to chat with people like Moses or David or any of the apostles. I really can’t wait to see all the people I know who have gone on to the next life already. Please keep this hope alive in me and do not let it dull.
Action: Give thanks for those who have gone before you in faith.