Jesus is the ultimate party crasher. The gospels tell of three funerals he crashed and totally disrupted. There was Lazarus’ funeral, the daughter of Jairus’ and a young man of Nain’s funeral. Jesus and death don’t belong together. He said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Jesus and despair are not compatible; he crashes through and transforms it into joy and victory. All that applies personally to us, both in this present state of life, and the life of the world to come. Paul said that we are raised with Christ and are already seated in the heavenlies. He has transformed our physical death into a portal giving us access to complete life forever in his in-person presence. Jesus is the One Life that Transforms our lives.