How many times have I heard, read, and sang, Jesus is alive?
I do believe he lives. And I am helped by the Holy Spirit which came down when Jesus ascended to heaven.
But this past Sunday as I sang those words, “He lives….” it dawned on me that Jesus didn’t die of old age some 50 or 80 years after his resurrection and ascension. He never got wrinkles, age spots or a bald spot. If he had died after his resurrection, you can bet an atheist’s donut that his second death would have been reported and there would be no New Testament. No Christianity.