Moody Adams Carson's comment was funny, also very revealing of a Bible truth In a rare interview, Johnny Carson was asked what he wanted put on his tombstone. Carson reflected for a moment and then replied, “I’ll be right back,” the line he used preceding a commercial break.
It was more that just another funny Carson line. It reveals man wants to live beyond the grave--he wants to come “back,” to live again.
The Bible says, “God has put eternity in their hearts.” It is natural to desire to live forever.
But man has been cursed by his fall in Eden and bruised by the law he has broken. This is why Jesus came into the world that “He might destroy Him that had the power of death.” (Hebrews 2:14)