“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay” – Mat 28:6 (NIV)
Recent archeological discoveries have come across amazing tombs over 4,000 years buried beneath the Egyptian pyramids. There are well preserved some along with a trophy that survived looters. Ancient Egyptians not only believed in life after death but also that for one to flourish in the afterlife such had to be accompanied with as much earthly possessions to survive through the next world.
It was all a pitiful lie. Of course some saw through that and would go out to loot those tombs in spite of being heavily guarded. The discoveries are of those that were spared.
As believers we need not worry about going with a beehive of goodies at the end of our lives. First of all the tomb of our Lord Jesus Christ is empty- He has risen to the heavens where we hope to join Him in everlasting eternity. Like the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy “ For we brought nothing in this world and we can take nothing out of it” ( I Tim 6:7). Let our focus be on heaven, spending eternity with Jesus, and not the things to take along.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today, I pray ever to focus my eyes on heaven remembering I came with nothing and will take nothing out of this world.