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Almost too good to be true

Because Jesus took up his life after laying it down for our sins, we will rise as well.

Joel V. Petermann

It was my first experience with death. I’ll never forget standing there and looking at the lifeless body in the casket. I was a freshman in high school at the time. My classmate and good friend for years had died of leukemia.

I remember praying, “Jesus, make him alive again. You raised Lazarus. You raised the widow’s son. You raised a little girl who was maybe his age. Why don’t you raise him!?” My friend didn’t come back to life. He stayed dead.
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