April 20, 2014.
Today is the day that a majority of Christians focus on the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, as he died and rose the perfect sacrifice for our sins. It is always fitting to remember our Lord and what he did on the cross for us. I don’t think we will every be able to fully understand the depth of love he has for us, at least not in this life. It brings me joy to see people around the globe thinking about Christ, even if some of it is superficial.
But I wish the Christian community would express our savior more often than once a year. Yes, Christ died for our sins, probably around this time of the year. But he died for all times of the year. On Easter, in the middle of February, the 4th of July or on our birthday. Jesus is the reason all the time.
“This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever.”
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that it is in any way wrong to celebrate our Lord’s sacrifice on this day, or on Christmas or whenever. Paul takes care of holding some days above others in his letter to the Roman church (Romans 14:5-6). But what I am saying is that we should not only remember him on these days and then live the rest of the year in ignorance. Christianity is a day in and day out way of life. To live below that is to cheapen grace.
“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”
(2 Timothy 4:1-5)
We are to be ready always to show our Lord’s glory. Always. Because we know the love he has for us. I’m not saying that I have this down perfectly, because I certainly don’t. But this is a goal that I believe we should have. This is the Christianity we see in the bible. Some have termed it “Sold-out Christianity,” referring to their all in stance. We should be sold-out to Christ, for he is the reason for every season.
Hallelujah to the King of Kings, who has died, been buried and risen again.
Suggested Daily Reading: Matthew 26-28, Romans 14.
Let his glory show.