Touch the dead. I dare you.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.”
John 11:25

cemeteryI went to my great-uncle’s funeral last month. During the visitation period, I saw his young granddaughter suddenly rush in, touch the casket, then run away.

Her mom immediately demanded an explanation. The daughter replied she had been dared to do it. Her cousins challenged and she accepted.

Can we take a dare and touch the dead, too?

Yes, if we’ve been touched by Jesus first.

Because when Jesus touches the dead, the dead come to life.

Only the living can touch the dead.

During these remaining weeks leading to the celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter morning, may we who’ve been brought back to life commit to touching others who haven’t been. While we can’t wake the dead—only God can do that—we can love them in ways that attract them to Jesus.


Here are six ways you can touch the dead.

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