Today is the day when we lift up our hands in celebration to our Risen King. It’s a time to look to the love and grace the Lord has given to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Let today be the day you reflect on the many gifts, blessings and opportunities God has lovingly given to you throughout your life but most importantly the precious gift of salvation.
With all that said I pray that you all have a beautiful happy Easter!
©️ Roderick Lukenge
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3 thoughts on “An Easter Message: Jesus is Alive!”
Instead of politics, at Easter I like to consider the great irony — and beauty — in the Jesus meaning/message.
Perhaps he didn’t die for humans as payment for their sins, the greatest being mostly the result of often-unchecked testosterone rushes; rather, Christ was brutally murdered because of humans’ seriously flawed sinful nature. Jesus was viciously killed because he did not in the least behave in accordance to corrupted human conduct and expectation — and in particular because he was nowhere near to being the vengeful, wrathful behemoth so many people seemingly wanted or needed their savior to be and therefore believed he’d have to be. Maybe Christ died in large part because people subconsciously wanted their creator to be a reflection of them, and their patriarchy? And, of course, Jesus also offended some high priests, money changers and Romans in-charge.
The people insisted on a messiah whose nature is of the unambiguously fire-and-brimstone angry-God condemnation kind of creator that’s quite befitting of our Old Testament, Torah and Quran. Judaism’s version of messiah is essentially one who will come liberate his people from their enemies, which logically consists of some form of violence, before ruling over every nation on Earth. This fact left even John the Baptist, who believed in Jesus as the savior, troubled by his version of messiah, notably his revolutionary teachings of pacifistically offering the other cheek as the proper response to being physically assaulted by one’s enemy.
All that rejection, regardless of his unmistakable miracles — inexplicably healing crippling ailments, the lifelong blind, and most notably defying death with Lazarus — that were quite unlike many contemporary fraudster faith healers.
Maybe God became incarnate to prove to people that there really was hope for the many — especially for young people living in today’s physical, mental and spiritual turmoil — seeing hopelessness in a fire-and-brimstone angry-God-condemnation creator requiring literal pain-filled penance for Man’s sinful thus corrupted behavior (rather like an angry father spanking his child, really)? He became incarnate to show humankind what Messiah ought to and has to be. Fundamentally, that definitely includes resurrection.
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