Luke chapter 24 records the story of the women looking for the body of Jesus 3 days after his crucifixion. As they arrived at the tomb they saw that the stone had been rolled away. Two angels appeared to them and said, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here He is alive.”
Why do we so often look for life, joy & peace among things that are dead. Judas looked for life in money and Pilate looked for life in pleasing the crowd of people chanting out, “Crucify him!” No amount of money nor any amount of popularity will give you true joy or life. Only Jesus the One who is alive.
The Pharisees of that day looked for eternal life in religion. They thought their good deeds and religious rituals could earn them eternal life after they died. They were looking for life amongst dead things. The Bible makes it clear in Ephesians 2:8 that we are saved only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. He is the author of life, the giver of life & the way the truth and the life.
Jesus loves you so much that He gave up His own life for yours. So why are you looking for life amongst dead things? Look no further than Jesus; He is alive.