Emile Bustani (1907-1963) was an entrepreneur, businessman, parliamentarian, and philanthropist in Lebanon. He purchased and built a tomb for him to be buried in the capital city of Beirut. Sadly, he died in his personal airplane crash off the coast of Beirut. His aircraft was recovered but his body was not found, hence not buried. His tomb is empty in that sense unless one of his descendants choose to be buried there. His dreams died with him.
Tomb the ultimate destination? Some people believe that their tomb is their ultimate destination. Hence, they wish to reserve it. Of course, there are tombs that are tourist attractions like Taj Mahal, listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the world. People who have a materialistic worldview think that they are just physical beings and return to dust.
Life after death: God created humans to be eternal beings. Though people experience physical death, they will be brought to life to face judgment. (Revelation 20:13) In the world a person could make the right choice for repenting from sins and receiving Christ to live with Him forever. Others will also live but in hell enduring perpetual torment.
Earthly Life to Heavenly Life: This life in the world that could be a few or many years is not a journey towards a dead end, the tomb. This life is preparation for the Eternal Life with the creator God in Heaven forever. That is possible only right choices are made on this planet earth. Those who receive Lord Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of God and His promises. (John 1:12; Galatians 3:29)
Eternal Residents of Heaven: God has chosen His disciples to be eternal residents and citizens of heaven. For them tombs mean nothing. Paul writes that believers’ citizenship is in heaven. (Philippians 3:20) Lord Jesus promised His disciples to prepare a place in the multiple mansions in heaven and take them when the place was ready. (John 14:1)
Do I have my Eternal Destination as Heaven?