We rejoice that God has smashed the status quo and turned the tables on all the priorities of the world. We live in the promise that all best are off, all expectations are reversed because Jesus is Lord. Easter people know that in the resurrection of Jesus live has purpose and meaning and that in Him we are included in His mission as an awesome and non-negotiable responsibility. Crash helmets indeed!
Somehow, I wonder if some of this early season hype, some of our desire to have Christmas early, doesn’t have something to do with the deeper longings of our hearts. I wonder it if doesn’t have to do with wanting to claim clear signs of “peace and calm” — Silent Night, Holy Night; all is calm, all is bright”.
Numbers 21:4b-9; I Corinthians 1:18-24; John 3:13-17 • “THE CENTRALITY OF THE CROSS” On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suff’ring and shame; and I love that old cross, where the dearest and best for a wold of lost sinners was slain. So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, […]