Staring at the cold dead body of a loved one lying in a coffin seems so final. It seems as if death has had the last word. When we look at a dead body it’s hard to see beyond that moment. It’s hard to see beyond that body to what’s going on in eternity, but Jesus said this to his disciples in John chapter 14
In a little while the world will see me no longer, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. (John 14:19)
Life doesn’t end with death. As humans we have a body and a soul. At death our body dies but our soul lives on. The soul of those who believe in Jesus see him. They go to be with him in heaven, but there’s a greater comfort from Jesus than simply the living of the soul. One day our bodies will rise again. Jesus said “because I live you also will live.”
Yes he was crucified and died, but he rose again and by his resurrection he proves to the world that he has power over death. He proves to you that he has the power to raise you from the dead. His empty tomb is a sign and promise to you that one day your tomb will be empty also.
So be comforted. Trust in Jesus. He has the power to conquer death. He has the power to take you to live with him in heaven forever. God grant you this blessing in Jesus name. Amen.