“And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.”” (Mark 12:26–27 ESV)

Jesus to the Sadducees [they were sad, you see, because they did not believe in the resurrection—So I did remember something from Sunday School!].

What strikes me this morning is the degree of hope that Jesus’ statement provides to us who follow him by faith.  In 33ish AD, God was still the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, who had been “dead” for almost 2000 years!  He was not the God of the dead, but of the living.

2000 years after Christ, God is still not the God of the dead, but of the living.  This is our hope and anchor.

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