In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” Luke 24:5
One thing that people are searching for all over the world is life. They want to have a life that is fulfilled and successful. Most want to be happy and be able to really enjoy life.
In the process of looking for this type of life, people will search any thing and every where. There are few things that people will not try in order to get the life that they are seeking.
After Jesus had died, some women went to His tomb, only to find He was not there. Two angels appeared to them and asked them why they searched for the living among the dead. Jesus was not there, because He had risen from the dead.
Searching for meaning, purpose and life in this world, is searching among the dead. Everything that the world claims to bring purpose and life is dead. Those things are focused on the here and now, the temporary, which is dead and will pass away.
The only thing that gives true purpose and life is seeking God through Jesus Christ. Instead of searching on the level in this fallen, dead world, one must look up to God.
Some in the church let themselves fall into the ways of the world, seeking temporal life, rather than leaning on God for all life. Instead of looking among the dead, believers must get among other believers, the living, and with God to find real life.
Jesus brings a life that is real and eternal. It will meet the desires of the heart more than any thing in this world could ever offer.
As you are going through life, you must decide what you are really seeking to find. If you are desiring real life, then you must turn away from the dead things of this world, that have absolutely nothing of value to offer you.
Turn your search to knowing God more and more each day. It is only Jesus who can offer true life. He rose from the dead and is alive to this day and will remain alive for eternity.
Jesus offers this same life to you today. All you have to do is seek Him, repent of your sins and accept the life He has for you. Don’t seek life among the dead.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the life God has for you; that you will seek purpose and fulfillment in God alone; and that you will live to serve God.