George went on a vacation to the Middle East with his family, including his mother-in-law.
During their vacation in Jerusalem, George’s mother-in-law died. With the death certificate in his hand, George goes to the American Consulate Office to make arrangements to send the body back to the United States for a proper burial.
The Consul informs George that to send the body back to the United States for burial would be very, very expensive. It could cost him as much as $5,000. The Consul adds that in most cases the person responsible for the remains normally decides to bury the body here in Jerusalem. This would only cost him $150.
George thinks it over for some time and answers, “I don’t care how much it will cost to send the body back, that’s what I want to do.”
The Consul says with respect, “You must have loved your mother-in-law very much considering the difference in price.”
“No, it’s not that,” sighs George. “You see, I know of a case many, many years ago of a man that was buried here in Jerusalem. On the third day he arose from the dead! I just can’t take that chance!”