Hi everyone! We usually don’t do a post on Sunday, but we decided that Easter Sunday should be an exception. So, all three of us have written a short piece on Easter. We hope that the different perspectives can help you see Easter in a light that maybe you’ve never considered.
Do you ever feel like you’ve given 200% percent every day for the last couple weeks? Feel like you couldn’t have done anything better or anything else? That’s about where I am. I’ve been going a million miles an hour with school for several months now since I started a CLEP program. Yesterday, I had a soccer game. I played Central Midfielder during the game. Ironically, that is the position that involves non-stop running as in that position I am supposed to play offense and defense. If that doesn’t make sense, just know that you get worn out. Late in the game, my coach gave me a breather for a few minutes, and then told me and some other players to sub back in. We were losing 3-0. Right before we went on, he said that we had 8-10 minutes to get a couple goals. He said that he needed 110% in those last minutes. And we left everything on the field. We had nothing left.
This Sunday, we celebrate Easter. It’s kinda funny when you think about it. For every major Christian date on the calendar, Satan has conjured up a pagan distraction for it. Santa Clause and Christmas. The Easter Bunny and Christ’s Resurrection. The great thing about it is that on Easter and Christmas, we as Christians don’t worship the Easter bunny god and mythical present-man who doesn’t exist. We worship the living Christ who died for us and is still living!
Jesus was sent to earth for a purpose. He came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). He started as a youth by preaching in the synagogues, and He didn’t stop until He ascended into heaven. And on the cross, He accomplished the work He started. If you play basketball or soccer, you can relate to the phrase “finish.” You get all the way to the basket or goal, and you’re supposed to finish what you started.
There is no better example of that then Jesus. He had fulfilled all of the prophecies before His resurrection. He had finished all of His teachings. He had loved and showed mercy. He had instructed. And then He died. Notice that He had control of His spirit. He gave it up when the time came: “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.“ -John 19:30. He finished what He started, and saved us from Hell in the process. Amazing. We need to be pretty thankful that Jesus Christ gave it all. He left nothing in the tank. He did all He supposed to and gave all that He was supposed to give.
“I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” -John 17:4