The Question of Death

July 24 2022

Bible Passage: Mark 5:21-43

“Why are you making a commotion and weeping?” (Mark 5:39). In other words, why do we grieve so much at death? Jesus’ question stings at first. He approaches a grieving family, to whom he has fatally come too late. He bears some scorn. But Jesus knows that death is not the end of the story. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Jesus wakes up the girl from death and transforms death into a mere sleep. The resurrection means an eternal morning is coming to wake up into (“give her something to eat” (v. 43).