"Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up . . . . Then he told
There are persons in history; some notable for inventiveness or courage; others notable for their infamy. Jesus towers above the rest for this among other things, that he changed the complexion of death from a hideous and pallid enemy, to a friendly face. He introduced the world to a God who gives life--not to take it away--but to be enjoyed eternally. This is God's intention and death is no obstacle to it.