Wednesday: Resurrection as Affirmation of Life
Tuesday we took a detour around the main thrust of the story of Tabitha in Acts 9. Though she was a person devoted to doing good works and acts of charity, her biblical fame comes from being raised from the dead. I know this is going to sound strange, but I wonder why this is good news. If after death there is no more pain. If after death we find eternal peace. If after death we enter paradise with God. Why does the Bible celebrate Tabitha’s return to an earthly existence? Whatever answer we give, it must include the affirmation that life is worth living. Otherwise it would be a cruel act of God to delay heaven to spend a few more years in this world.