The resurrection is the defining moment in all of human history. Without the resurrection the holy character of God could not have allowed for the earth, for the race of men nor for the redemption of sinners. God is only capable of dealing with what is holy and pure. Without the reality of the resurrection nothing would be holy and pure.
When Christ rose from the dead he completed the triumph that made all that we know and love possible. That which was ugly, unholy and worthy of wrath was made new, pure, holy. There could be no doubt – either the wrath of God was satisfied or it was not. Those who reject Christ receive the just payment for their turning from God. Those whom Christ redeemed are counted as pure, as holy and redeemed. Given the character and holiness of God, there are no other options!
Jesus was faithful to the covenant promise he made to his Father before time began. The faithfulness of his character provided the opportunity for unholy people to come to Christ and to acquire his righteousness. Throughout all of human history our existence has always depended on the faithful commitment of Christ to make his people holy and righteous.
This is what makes the resurrection unique and effective.
Now we come to chocolate bunnies. This is a human attempt to celebrate the wonder of people being made holy. Don’t be thrown off the real message of the resurrection. The bunnies aren’t really the problem. The real concern is how blown away you are by what the resurrection accomplished.
The resurrection is what provides hope and meaning in life. You and I cannot begin to comprehend what was accomplished by the commitment of Christ to obliterate the ugliness of my sin. He made it possible to know his Father and to know what it means to have hope! Praise his name.
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Thank you for the kind words! I actually am writing for adults. Judges 2:10 reminds us that if we want to have a vibrant faith that lives beyond the moment we be involved in bringing the truth of God to our Kids. If we lose sight of that we lose sight of what God has called us to.
Yes sir, it is that I could relate to that column. I know from experience that God, if placed in the heart of a child will have a profound effect in their adult life. I don’t have children and I Like to read the articles you write concerning an adult who has not been blessed with a family. I am not saying that your articles are useless to anyone without a family. In any event I love the word of God and enjoy your writings. I know you have something grand planned for good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. Thank you
Keep fighting the good fight.
The command in Deut. 6 is to all Israel, not just the parents. All of the “adults” were to be invested in bringing God’s truth to the next generation. It is this vision that keeps things balanced. Thanks again for your encouragement.