The promise of the resurrection was especially comforting to a woman named Freida Barkman after her 15-year-old foster son, Vernon, was killed in an accident. Afraid that he would soon be forgotten by most of his friends, she was writing feverishly, hoping she could in some way help to keep alive the memory of her son. Then suddenly she realized that she did not need to do this. Vernon was still alive. He was not out of existence. He and all his Christian loved ones and friends would meet again. How did she know? Here is her answer: “Because of Easter. Because at our last family devotions he had prayed, ‘Thank you, God, that I am Your son.'”
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