God of the Living

golden statue under blue skies during day time

Many things have happened today, but I wasn’t a part of most of them.

My day went off without much fanfare and that’s fine. The weather was nice for this part of the world with warm temperatures.

Two of our boys have been working with or for us and today was nice enough they got to enjoy working outside. They helped repair some fences so one of the horses who thinks her middle name is Pegasus will remain where she’s supposed to be. They also got to work on wood projects.

Tuesday the weather people are calling for more normal temperatures which means more inside work. These last two months we’ve seen the kitchen, dining room, and living room floors get their makeovers and they look nice.

Another project that is nearing completion is the bathroom. Several years ago we put in a walk-in tub but didn’t get the finishing touches…finishing anything done. We were just waiting apparently because it looks very nice now.

I had a white four-chest bathroom cabinet, but as is my wont I’m not enamored with white. I find it shows stuff too easily. I had for years a cream-yellow in kitchen cupboards and several years ago I painted them deep red with black trim.

We were renovating a house quite a few years ago now, and it had a white surround on the sink…I painted it black and the bathroom walls pale blue. The contrast was very pretty.

So the wall tile in our bathroom is medium gray, light gray paint, and a lovely deep purple cabinet. This afternoon I found some of my stencils, some of my Bob Ross paint (inherited from a kind soul), and some brushes and proceeded to make a happy mess. I’m aiming for something that will not look like a semblance related to Picasso.

I didn’t put any happy trees on the drawer, but I only did one at a time. I’m hoping that my practice will turn into perfect practice before I get too far.

So, what is our land of the living got to do with God, life, and death? I have found many of the most simple answers of Jesus to be profound. In this instance, the Sadducees are testing Jesus with the story of the woman who was married to seven brothers who died and she died as well, and no children ever came of these unions.

If there were a resurrection whose wife would she be? They ask.

It could have been a Since you asked, I’m glad you asked, moment where he ties several things together. First off, Jesus says in

“Mark 12:

24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

Here you have the answer for the resurrection and those who are looking for the answer to whose wife/husband will they be?

The second answer goes along with the first about another aspect of the resurrection:

“Mark 12:

26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

This is to say even when we leave this life we only pass through the door to the other side. Too much rests on the person on this side being ready to pass on to the next side. Don’t put off today doing what we should do today.