"I told you I would always come for you. Why didn't you wait for me?"
"Well...you were dead."
"Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while."
Although I love The Princess Bride, I must admit that I've sometimes fallen victim to thinking Buttercup a rather weak heroine. Poor Westley has to do all the work.
Yesterday, at a FoP, I just realized that I'm not too unlike Buttercup myself. I give up on waiting, I get scared and mess things up, and I'm driven to despair at times.
Poor Jesus has to do all the work.
I wonder if, when He showed up in the Cenacle, He asked any of His disciples why they had stopped believing in Him. I wonder if any of them replied, "Well...you were dead."
While I know in my head that Jesus has conquered death, sometimes I don't live like I know that. Sometimes I live like I think He got murdered by pirates and is never coming back. Then one day He just about tackles my soul and I lay there stunned, breathless, and exquisitely happy, and He says, smiling, I told you I would always come for you.