My last Easter post, was a hard one. It was hard to write about and it was hard to read. How does one seek to understand all that has been tainted, perverted and destroyed by sin without feeling the heaviness of the discouragement and desperation of sin. It makes it even worse to know that, with all we could possibly uncover about the effects of sin, we can never truly know the depths of brokenness to which it reaches.
However, the hope that is ours to cling to is, that where we were once held captive by sin, God provided rescue.
This last week, our Easter readings led us into a place of hope. We read through Old Testament passages that continually whispered out, “Its not over yet”. We read through stories of Abraham and Isaac, David and Goliath, and we read about the promise of a Rescuer that was told through the book of Isaiah.
Each passage of scripture we read was a revealing of the Hope that was to come. This Easter season, reading through these passages brings forth a renewal of the Hope that is, the very same Hope that is sitting at the right hand of God. Carrying the despair of sin is no longer our fate. Hope is rising within us this Easter season as we approach the celebration of He who came to die a blameless death…all to find a glorious victory over it.
This last week, it was full of hope. It builds up the anticipation for what is to come in the next couple of weeks. It builds up the moment for us as we inwardly wave our palm branches in hope, shouting “Hosanna, Hosanna”. This week, we will read about the birth of a King, we will read about His goodness while here on earth and we will be joining with the crowds as we welcome the arrival of our Hope. His arrival, it is the long anticipated promise and it is Him fulfilling a rescue plan that has been known since before the beginning of time. This week, will set in motion the love. We will get a taste of a holy love – one that is pure, true, humble and righteous; We will see what it looked like as it walked on this earth.