Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that ‘if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no child, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother.’ There were seven brothers; the first married and, when he died, left no children; and the second married her and died, leaving no children; and the third likewise; none of the seven left children. Last of all the woman herself died. In the resurrection whose wife will she be? For the seven had married her.”
Jesus said to them, “Is not this the reason you are wrong, that you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the story about the bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is God not of the dead, but of the living; you are quite wrong.” Mark 12:18-27
God of the Living
We are not following the silent
dead eyed Lord of darkness
rather a living God who dances
a heart on fire for the love of the world.
Our rules are fences and walls
which cannot hold back nor contain
love burning beyond all restrictions
God creating and renewing always.
Our fears are chains and prisons
breaking us and bending our minds
God is breaking the chains of fear
setting all the prisoners free.
Our hearts are cold and dreary
our greed has cut off the blood flow
Creator stands with open arms
to warms our frigid hearts again.