Only two more months and Martin was going to retire, but this could ruin it all.
Martin worked at Shady Lawn Memorial Gardens. He began as the grounds keeper 40 years ago and worked his way up to supervisor. Nothing like what he found this morning had ever happened before.
As he walked into the graveyard this morning he was startled to see some of the graves freshly dug up. No, these were not newly dug graves, but only ones dug up, the caskets removed from the ground, and the bodies stolen.
Police from three different cities were swarming all of his freshly cut grass and a row of television satellite trucks from every newsroom were broadcasting life. Someone had stolen 17 bodies during the night. There didn’t seem to be a pattern to the robberies according to the police; the bodies were just gone.
Martin heard of this happening before over the years, but it had never happened at Shady Lawn. He suspected that new Christian man who’d moved in across the street of being the culprit. He even told the police so. That guy was a nut job. He read the Bible and preached about Jesus to everyone. A fanatic kook like that had to be responsible somehow.
God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ. by grace you have been saved (Ephesians 2:4-5).