Above the sarcophagus holding the mortal remains of George Washington at Mount Vernon you will find the following scriptural passage from the Bible:
“I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord. He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” (John 11:25,26)
This promise comforted George Washington’s family and speaks to his countrymen even to this day. A sealed tomb could not hold Christ’s body when He arose from the grave. Today, Christ’s resurrection still gives the same promise of eternal life to all who believe in Him.