There’s just simply too much life in Jesus for it to be kept within himself. His resurrection was therefore also ours. And, his defeat of death was also ours.
The longer I live, the more aware I am of the world’s need for a savior. News outlets broadcast this year’s madness of ISIS and North Korean Kim Jong-un, the mayhem caused by racial unrest and the thorny task of managing Ebola. Over the course of a lifetime, we have many opportunities to observe injustice, experience loss, and endure illness. It can be overwhelming.
When I slide into my packaged baby Jesus Christmas mindset, I am foolishly forgetting that Jesus is the Word, and the Word is God, and the Word is present in the beginning and always.
During this season in the holiday whirlwind of pageants and parties, slow down before making your next move. Take some time each day to reflect on and humbly worship our perfect example: The King who rules over all of us little kings.
Let us give thanks for the coming of the King, the righteous judge, the one with the authority to pass judgment over death itself, and the one who delivers His people from every sorrow into everlasting joy and peace.
Through Christ, God would redeem the world and save us to himself. Through Christ, God would activate his church one person at a time. He would breathe in that other piece of the Trinity—the Spirit—and send us to make disciples as we go along the way.