Resurrection

There is a type of fern that grows in Florida, it’s called the Resurrection Fern. It’s scientific name is Polypodium polypodioides. Some years ago we had many oak trees where the fern thrived.

In times of dry weather, the fern would shrivel up and actually look dead. But one brief rain shower and within a few hours it would be green and vibrant again.
As an air plant it lives on the nutrients that come from the water that is trapped under its root system on the surface of the tree bark. Much like the Bromeliads which include the gray mossy plant often called Spanish moss, it is not a parasite, but grows on trees for support only.

Once when Jesus was confronted by some of the Sadducees, those who said there was no resurrection, He reminded them of what God had said to Moses from the burning bush.
To Moses, God had said,I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.”

And Jesus explained saying,Moses even indicated in the passage about the burning bush that the dead are raised, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.  He is not God of the dead but of the living, because all are living to Him.”

While I am certain that a botanist could tell us how that plant goes from one state to the other in just a short time, only God holds the knowledge of the mystery of the resurrection of our Savior, and only He holds the key to our resurrection in that last day.

In John 11:25, Jesus said to her (Martha), I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live.

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