The second chapter of Philippians captures the powerful story of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection:
When the time came, he set aside the privileges of Deity, and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He did not claim special privileges. Instead he lived a selfless, obedient life, and died a selfless obedient death – the death of a Crucifixion. Because of that obedience, God lifted him high, and honored him far beyond anyone, and anything on Earth and in Heaven…”
Philippians 2: 6-9
When God in Christ took on himself human form, emptying himself of divine privileges, that was a big deal, yet what he did on the cross is the grand miracle of God. From the pain and shame of Crucifixion came the Joy of exaltation. The risen Christ was given a special place in The Kingdom of God, and a final solution to the Human predicament of separation from God, Separation caused by our sin. We now belong to God. In Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord, we are sealed as God’s Children.
This grand cosmic miracle has been replaced in our culture by secular celebrations. It is the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ, to lift the Resurrection to the high place it deserves. May we in the days to come declare to our communities and to this world, the Redeeming POWER of Resurrection. And may we as the Redeemed People of God, live our lives as a testament to The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
May your Easter Day be Blessed and like none other.
Dam G Myers
“He is Risen!”
And You say,
“He is Risen Indeed!”