McKenzie wasn’t trying to start a theological debate, she just wanted to make a point about Jesus’ resurrection. Her Sunday school teacher had tried to encourage her class with the assurance that Jesus is everywhere. But for McKenzie, that didn’t sound right. So she said, “I know one place where Jesus isn’t.” The teacher curiously replied, “Oh, really? Where is that?”
The bright little girl declared, “He’s not in the grave!” What a great reminder. Our omnipresent God has chosen to keep His presence absent from the grave. For just as the angel said, “He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” (Matthew 28:6).