One day, I'll be the old man lying on his death bed, spending the day sleeping and waiting for Jesus to take me home. I may not even have enough strength to get out a coherent word.
But I will want to ask any family or friends around to please grab my hand. If I have any strength left, my heart's desire will be to give one last squeeze. That will be my way of saying “I love you” one more time.
That's what Christ's resurrection is for me. Yes, the cross is the place where “God demonstrates His own love toward us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). But the resurrection is the last squeeze, our heavenly Father telling us He loves us one more time.
Walker Moore is president of AweStar Ministries in Tulsa.