Why the Resurrection?

Artwork by Elhanan ben-Avraham

With the wonderful modern discovery and knowledge of DNA and genetics, wherein the detailed makeup of each of us is recorded in those amazing strands of genes, it is within the realm of possibility, though our bodies decompose at our physical death, that the information encoded in any remaining cell or fragment, containing all the vital information of our bodies, could be reinstituted by the Creator in what is an integral part of the Judeo-Christian message – the Resurrection. But why a resurrection?

I think it is for the same reason that there is Something as opposed to Nothing (that age-old ultimate question). The Creator creates reality. And for the same reason that our bodies in which we now live were created, that we may experience – touch, taste, smell, hear and feel, and to express love one for another in a real way, forever. Though it is at the moment beyond my personal experience, there is to be, apparently, a new and eternal creation of life which includes real people who will be much like the resurrected Messiah who called, redeemed and separated them in this life. Yeshua said, “I am the resurrection and the life,” which is quite a bold statement, and one that I as a Jew would never have believed to be true, until my own personal Encounter in Salvador of Brazil, 1977.

Nothing is too good to be true.

                         Artwork by Elhanan ben-Avraham