Apr 16, 2006

the resurrection of resurrection sunday


An empty tomb.
Death released.
A Savior alive.
Rescue has come.
Perhaps you've seen this scene a few times...
cheesy Easter plays...
internet graphics...
etc.
etc.
etc.
etc.
There are a lot of precious things we take for granted because we've "seen them a few times." Sometimes we forget the story is much richer, much deeper than a historical event we honor at a certain time of the year.
And yet... Easter didn't just happen one time 20 centuries ago but is always happening. God knew we'd blow it in Genesis 3 and yet he still chose to make us in Genesis 1 & 2. In other words, Good Friday and Easter were always a part of his plan.
And so here's a Scripture that you may not normally consider Easter-esque, and yet nonetheless is one that tells the story of you and I in light of a Holy God:
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. (Psalm 103:8-14)



An empty tomb.

Death released.

A Savior alive.

Rescue has come.

3 comments:

Carter Clark said...

Interesting. I like the thought of what you are saying. Much to chew on!

Tawnya said...

Love this. So true! Amen!

Deb said...

Amen...