Because I live and you have gone,

In my heart, you linger on.

Because I live and you’ve passed on,

My prickly tears are off and on.

I’m glad, exceedingly glad, that your pain is ended,

But your memories bittersweet,

Bid me to beg the Father, “let us meet!”

Because I live.

But our Saviour lives too.

And because He lives, there’s peace in pain.

Because He lives, loss is truly gain.

Because He lives, hope is certain.

“Because I live, you also will live.”

The Truth has spoken,

What is broken will one day be whole again.

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Because I live, you also will live.

Jesus, John 14:19 (ESV)

Jesus had a simple, straightforward apologetic: “I live.”

And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe.

Jesus, John 14:29 (ESV)

Jesus was not talking about an at-that-moment “I live.” This was forward looking, intended for a future faith boost for his followers. That, he was going to die was not explicit, though, but now that we are looking back at history, we see the astounding evidentiary revelation that the world has been witness to.

Now, we see in full Jesus’ words: “I DIED BUT because I live, you also will live.”

Ravi Zacharias, dad and cancer

John 14:19 is the life-changing verse that came to the late Ravi Zacharias, beloved itinerant speaker and evangelist, on a bed of suicide.

A March born, of Asian descent, garbs a distinctively wisdom-white hair, a follower of Jesus, Ravi went home to be with his Saviour at age 74, after a brief bout with cancer…as did Tatay, my dad.

Death used to be an executioner, but the gospel has made him just a gardener.

George Herbert