I did not know Michael, however I do know that death leaves behind pain, and sometimes many questions. I want to assure you that I am writing with deep respect and fellow feeling.
"If a man die, shall he live again?" asked the man Job long ago. (Job 14:14, King James Version) Perhaps you, too, have wondered about this. How would you feel if you knew that a reunion with your loved ones was possible right here on earth under the best of conditions?
Well, the Bible makes the promise: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up." And the Bible also says: "The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it." Isaiah 26:19; Psalm 37:29.
To have real confidence in such promises, we need to answer some basic questions: "Why do people die? Where are the dead? And how can we be sure they can live again?
I would love to share with you where the answers to these questions can be found in your own copy of the Bible, at absolutely no obligation to yourself. Please feel free to respond.