Resurrection Songs Part 1
WE should be celebrating every day the power of the resurrection. So this week I will post a different song focused on the resurrection each day.
Seven years ago I had an incredible chance to have a meaningful conversation with my then 3 year old sons. As we were sitting in worship the communion trays were being passed. As each one was passed to me and then I passed them to his mom, he asked, "What is that?" It was awesome and an incredible task to explain to a 3 year old that a man named Jesus came from heaven, brought good news about God and His kingdom, died a cruel death (I left the details out for this one), and rose from the dead. So we eat a piece of cracker and drink a little grape juice to think about his sacrifice and the life we have because of Him. I could tell as he listened to my words that he understood some, but was confused. And why wouldn't he be that story, that logic just doesn't make sense. There are many things in our world that don't make sense.
Divorce doesn't make sense
Poverty doesn't make sense
Cancer doesn't make sense
Tragic accidents don't make sense
Evil dictators don't make sense
Genocide doesn't make sense
Unemployment doesn't make sense
Depression doesn't make sense
Suicide doesn't make sense
Unexplained infertility doesn't make sense
But there is one thing that is so nonsensical that it actually makes sense. God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son who died for us so that we might have life forever. There are many things in my life that just don't make sense. But it doesn't mean that my life doesn't make sense. My life (and yours for that matter) makes perfect sense.
Jesus came to earth from his dwelling with God to make sense of our lives with nonsensical actions. Jesus' teachings make sense of God. Jesus' healings make sense of the Holy Spirit. Jesus' death and burial make sense of our humanity. And Jesus' resurrection makes sense of why we live in the first place. We live because he lives. We die because he died. We will rise because he is risen. He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!
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