CROSS = LOVE, RESURRECTION = LIFE
A REFLECTION ON EASTER SUNDAY
by Gabby Colson
Grace. A word that is so big and yet so small. A word that can reach from the highest mountains to the lowest of valleys. A word that is born in the Resurrection of our Savior. Many of us struggle with the concept of grace. How can God love me so much that He would let His Son, who was blameless of everything, die for me? A person that would live over 2000 years after the cross…
How can any of us feel like we can deserve something so big that could forgive all sins past, present, and future. Sometimes we live in the past because it is easier than having faith in something that we will never be able to understand.
But friends, here is the amazing part. We don’t have to look to ourselves to conjure up this faith. We don’t have to live in the fear anymore. We don’t have to try and free ourselves from the chains that religion and society try to put on us. Jesus came back from the grave so that we don’t have to do this alone.
What happens when all we do is look at the cross? We think that we have to do things in order to receive life. We are looking for the right things, but in wrong place. We are looking for a relationship with Jesus, at a place where He no longer is. He came back to forgive our past, break our chains, and give us grace.
That is what Resurrection Sunday is all about. Turning our focus to the tomb that is empty, rather than the cross that carried our shame. Jesus didn’t stay on the cross. He fought hell and the grave to come back for us. That’s right, Jesus did all of this because He wanted to give us something that we could never give ourselves… grace.
This Easter Sunday at My City was amazing. Over 1,400 people showed up to worship and hear how Jesus isn't dead, but alive! And He wants to have a personal relationship with you. Jesus didn't die on the cross and raise from the dead to turn good things bad, but to make dead things ALIVE! He died to break the chains of addiction and depression and He lives to walk with us every day, giving us love and grace.