If Jesus were still dead…

tomb-image…the Bible wouldn’t be the best-selling book in all of history.

…our hillsides wouldn’t be dotted with cemeteries lined with crosses.

…the university would not exist.

…our hospital emergency rooms wouldn’t be identified by a red cross.

…your weak or elderly family members would be discarded and disposed of as unproductive members of society.

…Sunday would be just another workday.

…education would be a privilege of the rich and elite.

…calendars wouldn’t call this the year 2016 A.D., anno domini, in the year of our Lord.

…orphanages and foster care systems wouldn’t exist.

…Da Vinci would never have painted, Shakespeare would never have written, Michelangelo would never have carved, and Beethoven would never have composed.

…death would be the end.

The life, death, burial, and resurrection didn’t just change his fate. It is an understatement to say that he changed the world. Praise God that we serve not the God of the dead, but the God of the living!