“So tell me, what would you say is the grandest event in human history?”
“What’s the absolute over the top event in human history?”
“Well, I’d …”
“No, no, think harder!”
“I’d say …”
“Well, if you say anything other than the resurrection of Jesus you’d be mistaken.”
“Okay, why is this so …?”
“Grand? Obviously, there isn’t one event, any event, more consequential than Jesus dead and then, Jesus alive.”
“Nothing even comes close to having the significance of this death-defying event.
“No event in our mundane history offers so much to the temporary and eternal welfare of humanity.”
“What’s dead can live. Of course, each person has a say.”
“Humanity chose to run away from God and hide. They supposed God intended to take their fun away.”
“In a short period of time they realized that what they chose wasn’t actually fun. They discovered what they had chosen eventually killed them. And, you know, dead is dead. No hope of life—ever.”
“Until Jesus’ Easter morning resurrection.”
“Easter resurrection …”
“Is humanity’s grandest event, yes. With the empty grave Jesus changed everything.”
“What should a person do?”
“I’d say choose life. Choose Jesus.”
The bus pulled over and stopped. We got off. The sun broke through the clouds. It promised to be a good Friday.
Audio: (Easter Sunday)
Good Friday I re-watched Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.” It’s a powerful film that clearly shows: Jesus did what he did so that I might be forgiven, have life, and enjoy intimacy with God (again).
This thought, this truth, is alive in my heart and it seeps into my emotions. “Thank you Jesus!” I want to fully understand my salvation.
I have missed life, in the big picture, if I suppose life is simply about being here—birth to death. My temporary life is just that—temporary. Life is more than this.
Life is about being reconnected to God because of the completed work of Jesus.
Life begins the moment I receive God’s gift of salvation and stretches into forever. In other words, life never ends.
Rather than focus on the benefits of what is mine because of Christ, I have an inclination to dwell on rules and whatever temporary thing I might have to give up. How foolish I am. How ignorant I am of things that matter most.
Is there anything more precious than being able to return to a relationship with the living God? I, don’t think so.
Life has been offered to me rather than death. The offer is the gift of life.
All has not been lost. Instead, all has been gained because of Jesus. A new day is here. A new opportunity. Jesus is the tree of life.
Jesus is the Grand Event of history.
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