It has been some time since you paid a visit to either the Old or the New Church of Delft. We hope you enjoyed your visit, enjoyed the peace and quiet of the interior, the stained glass windows and the organs. Whether you admired the tombs I do not know, but I am sure you were impressed by them. Centuries after their death you and I are reminded of the one-time existence of Willem of Orange, Hugo Grotius and Piet Hein.
Isn't it strange, really, that you will not find a tomb of Jesus Christ? It all started with Him, after all, and in a church everything is centred on him.
Like all churches, the churches of Delft were built by Christians, who in some way or other wanted to honour their God and Saviour with their work. That is apparent from the care and attention the builders paid to the detail of the whole structure.
Here, Christians have worshipped for generations and sung their praises of God. Here they have listened to his Word. That Word (the Bible) they have tried to put into practice daily. Even today citizens of Delft meet here on Sundays to listen to God's Word, in order to receive comfort, encouragement and correction, because that Word, the Bible, is just as topical now as it was in former times. For God has not changed, and neither has man.
That is the reason why there are no tombs of Jesus Christ in churches. He is not dead, He lives! It is this Bible message that the church-builders of long ago wished to underline. That message we want to bring to the attention of every visitor of the church, also on weekdays.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life". (John 3:16)
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