Triumph of the Forerunner
Easter is the day that defines us as Christians. It is the day that began the church of Christ, it is the culmination of 3 years of ministry and the inception of a movement that would change the face of the known world forever. This movement was the way, the ongoing walking after the risen Christ in the power of His life. It was secured by the transformative reality of the empty tomb. No one was ready for what they encountered in the risen Christ. They had been warned, they had been told, they had been prepared over and over by the careful instruction of Christ Himself. But all of it faded into oblivion when the stone was rolled away. For what was revealed was a victory so profound that nothing else could ever have even come close. It stands supreme as the very centerpiece of human history, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important event in the whole of creation. Thus this day defines all of creation, for here the plan of God is revealed as the masterstroke of grace against the forces of evil. Here the mercy of God
triumphs in defeat, and the love of God flourishes in its own destruction… here all things come to the point of all creation, and that very simple point is this: God is a God of mercy and redeeming love… He has revealed His own nature and heart written across the universe in scarlet, unescapable, unassailable, unchangeable, uncompromising and absolutely unearned and un-earnable. He has revealed to us and in us the grandeur of Himself and it is glorious in our sight. This day let us consider together the victory of the Forerunner so that as we see His working, we might worship and praise His name and the wonders of His infinite love!
|Date||Apr 9, 2023|
|Bible Text||Hebrews 6:19-20|