In Valladolid (Val-la-de-lid), Spain, where Christopher Columbus died in 1506, stands a monument commemorating the great discoverer. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the memorial is a statue of a lion at the base of it, where the Spanish National Motto is engraved.
The lion is reaching out with its paw and is destroying one of the Latin words that had been part of Spain's motto for centuries. Before Columbus made his voyages, the Spaniards thought they had reached the outer limits of earth. Thus their motto was, No More Beyond. The word being torn away by the lion is no, making it read, More Beyond. Columbus had proven that there was indeed more beyond.
And the same is true for those who have discovered Jesus. There is more beyond. Everyone who is born into this world will also have to leave it, and for most people, their deepest instincts and convictions tell them there is something beyond the grave.