When Tammy and I went to India for ministry in 1990, we had a chance to visit the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. The mausoleum was commissioned in 1632 by Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife. It was completed in its entirety in 1653 and is the centerpiece of a 42-acre complex. More than seven million visit it each year. To say, it is an amazing structure is an understatement!
At the same time, as something that houses the tomb of the deceased, it’s depressing. But the longer I looked at it, the more I was renewed in my desire to tell the whole world about something far greater— not a filled tomb, but an empty tomb.
Not a grave that is a reminder of a person who changed no lives, but a grave that is a reminder of a person who can change every life. Not a grave that points to the natural, but a grave that points to the supernatural. Not one of the seven wonders of the world, but the person and event that is most awesome wonder of all—the death and resurrection of Christ.
To this day, my visit to the Taj Mahal continues to motivate me to tell others about the one whose tomb could not contain Him. And what is doubly exciting is that I am going to live with Him—FOREVER!
Editor's Note: The above picture shows Larry Moyer and his wife Tammy standing in front of the Taj Mahal.