For many this weekend will be just like any other. A long weekend, some time off work, a few too many beers, the disappointment of the lack of sun and no first BBQ of the year, maybe even a trip to the new Range store nearby, definitely some rest and a bit of family time.
Same old routine = same old results.
Maybe there is an opportunity for a change. 3 days changed the world. 3 days could change yours. But for change in life we often have to break those old routines and have a willingness to consider some new ones.
Jesus went to the cross for the world. Not to condemn it but to save it. Everyone included.
I wonder what it was like between the cross and the resurrection. Those 36 hours between being laid in the tomb in the evening and leaving an empty tomb by the Sunday morning. N.T. Wright writes in his book Christians at the Cross…With his shameful, chaotic, horrible death he has gone to the very bottom, to the darkest and deepest place of the ruin, and has planted there the sign that says “Rescued.” It is the sign of love, the love of the creator for his ruined creation, the love of the saviour for his ruined people.
He went there for me. For everyone. If you let it, such revelation could change your world forever. Jesus loves you enough to go to the cross for you and in so doing, he reconnects you with the one true God.
New results often need new routines, new ways of looking at things. Freedom from the past comes by accepting a new future. One with God at the centre.
The cross equals love. It is not a full stop but more of a comma as the sentence just has a pause. Jesus died on the cross, then he rose from the grave. It was all part of Gods redemptive plan, His way of reconciling the problem of sin, of setting things right at rescuing us all.
3 days to change the world. 3 days to change your world. Nothing to lose and everything to gain. Why not give Jesus a genuine opportunity to prove himself to you?