even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord 'The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for to him all are alive. (Luke 20:37-37, with Jesus quoting and commenting on Exodus 3:6)Today is the first time I celebrate Easter to commemorate Jesus' resurrection without my brother who, by his age, might have reasonably lived for decades to come. But God is God of the living. To him, all are alive. To God, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are alive. If to God all are alive, then to God my brother is alive. Resurrection and forgiveness: we're all sure to need them someday. Thanks be to God for his love in Christ Jesus.
He is risen indeed!