Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. But about the resurrection of the dead–have you not read what God said to you, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” Matthew 22:29-32 (NIV)
Unlike Sarah, I think the New Testament is much harder to read. The Old Testament did have really long, descriptive passages, but what I loved most was searching them for whatever he had for me. The New Testament is so very rich as well, but it overwhelms me. There’s so much to choose from in the reading. But whatever I settle on, I find myself with questions. And there I am, with my questions. What does this mean? I don’t understand. How do I make this part of my life today? Who succeeds at doing this? How can I succeed to?
Even reading this passage, made me wonder: what are the angels like? What do they do for all eternity? Will I ever see my husband? Will we even get to (or want to) hang out together? This is silly stuff, probably. But I do wonder. And in all this it shows me how little I know of the Scriptures or the power of God.
God is the God of the living, not the dead. Jesus’ teachings are astonishing. And it leaves me with question after question. I can only continue to seek him in my desire to know him better, and his will for me.
Father, I have so many questions. My immaturity shows. I want to know you better, know you for all the names you go by: comforter, healer, counselor, redeemer, savior. Please reveal yourself to me in your Word. I want to search these scriptures to find you and know your power. Amen.