"God is not God of the dead but of the living." Luke 20:38
Yesterday the late President Marcos was buried in a cemetery reserved for heroes. Naturally many of us rose up in indignation and protested. Rallies erupted simultaneously all over the place, noise barrages, pictures and posts on Facebook and other social media denouncing the injustice. How could we just allow this insult to the many victims of his dictatorship? Hero? How can this man be a hero by any standard?
He is dead to us but alive to God and God is his judge. There is a rumor going around that before he died he pleaded with his family to give back the billions he stole, and they refused. God is their judge just as He is ours. All of us will be judged. "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad." 2 Cor. 5:10. Yes, we may be forgiven by God when we ask forgiveness, but there is still judgement. We were all created by God for a purpose, and one day we will stand before Him giving account for how we lived our life. Although the time is up for Pres. Marcos, there is still time for us to evaluate how we live our life and see if we live it in love and gratefulness.