“And they (those who resurrect) can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection. But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” (Luke 20:36-38)
Angels are strong. They fought battles for the Israelites. Sometimes they’re required to catch a little girl falling twenty feet from a tree or pick up a car leaving only a tire mark across a dress as they for my daughter. I want to meet that angel to express love and appreciation as I have to God for sending an angel.
We’ll spend eternity like angels. When our broken bodies die, God will give our souls and spirits perfect forever bodies like angels. (See 2 Corinthians 5:1-4.) We’ll encourage, serve, assist, comfort, sing, and praise God as angels do. We’ll sit on Jesus’ lap and see God’s glory and feel His warmth as He loves us and others as His children. I wonder if we’ll soar like eagles or if we’ll fly with the help of angels.
God created loving relationships, even within Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He created each person perfectly, but different, in His image, not to die but to live, learn, and love. God is love. It is an active verb, so God can’t love the dead. Therefore, Jesus tells the Sadducees, who have read the story of Moses and the burning bush within the Torah, that God couldn’t be the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob if they were dead. We studied earlier that God placed Abraham and his devoted servant Eliezer in a place where they had access to God waiting for the resurrection of Jesus. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob along with us who believe in Jesus are children of the resurrection. This Scripture says “all (the dead and living) are alive.”
Dearest Heavenly Father, thank you for the hope of eternal life without tears as a better me. I can hardly wait to be immersed in Your love in a body that works perfectly, without pain. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.