The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Sunday, June 30, 2013

More than this life...

Is this all there is: a few trips around the sun, then death? Or is there life after death? This question has been asked from the beginning. One of the contributions of the Hebrew faith to the discussion is the belief that there will be a time of resurrection into an eternal existence. Some people think that the idea of a resurrection grew out of the Christian faith. In fact, in Jesus’ day, there was a lively debate going on among his hearers about the teaching on the resurrection as found in their scriptures. One of the texts that would have supported the pro-resurrection camp was this one from the prophet Isaiah:

“But your dead will live, Lord; their bodies will rise —
let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy — your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.” (Isaiah 26:19)

Today for modern day followers of Jesus, these ancient words are words of hope: there is an eternal existence. Death does not have the final word! We will rise again and shout for joy! Ron Friesen


  1. Ron,
    Five more zaps and I am finished!
    new blog:

    Things are going well - Kicking off my new business in the am...


  2. What is your new business, Sarge?