“Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this, Martha?’” — (John 11:25)
After Nikita Khruschev died, a story was circulated in Washington, D.C. about what took place at the Kremlin. Brezhnev and other Communist leaders, so the story goes, wanted Khruschev’s body out of the country.
They first called President Nixon to see if they could bury it in the United States. Mr. Nixon said he’d get too much criticism and refused to give them permission. Brezhnev then called the Prime Minister of England and got a similar turndown.
Finally, he called Prime Minister Golda Meir of Israel. Mrs. Meir said she would help. If the Russians came in the middle of the night, they could bury the body in a remote spot. “However,” Mrs. Meir added, “I must warn you that this country has the world’s highest resurrection rate!”
True. Israel not only has the highest resurrection rate; it has the only one! This tongue-in-cheek story reminds us of the greatest and most serious event in human history – the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The resurrection of the Son of God exposes all other claims to faith and religion as imposters. True Christian worship is a special time for those who know Jesus and have personally experienced his life-changing power to celebrate His resurrection.
Those who have never come to Him for salvation and have never known His transforming power should, “Seek the Lord while He may be found” (Isaiah 55:6).