I don't think the title is exaggerated at all. Nope, not one bit. The most important
day of all human history, without a doubt, is the day that Jesus Christ was raised
from the dead. Everything changed from that day on. It is the pivot point of redemption.
We go from B.C. to A.D. We go from distant promises to a kingdom now. We go from
outcasts to family. This day punched a hole through death. It wiped the hard-drive
of sins against us. We get to enjoy eternal life with Jesus NOW!
This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 (NASB)
This is about a specific day, not some other day, or even everyday. It speaks of
one day in particular; "a day". What day is it talking about? We have to look at
the two verses that come before it. "The stone which the builders rejected has become
the chief corner-stone. This is the Lord's doing; It is marvelous in our eyes" Psalm
118:22-23 (NASB) The day that God laid the chief corner-stone was the day we are
to be glad and rejoice in. The religious "movers and shakers" of Jesus' day looked
Him over and said," We will take any piece of garbage over you (like a robber named
Barabbas), and you can go straight to hell (crucify Him)!" Jesus was rejected by
men but hand-picked by God. Jesus was to be the foundation and standard for all
new creation. He sets the level, the angles, and dimensions of it; that is what
a corner-stone was to do. That happened the day of Christ's resurrection.
If we don't have rejoicing and gladness of heart over this day, it is because it
isn't marvelous in our eyes anymore.
We shouldn't have to hype an emotion this Easter because that's the "Christian thing
to do". If we don't have rejoicing and gladness of heart over this day, it is because
it isn't marvelous in our eyes anymore. That would be unacceptable – Christians
bored with Jesus? Really? Maybe we need a fresh look and a new insight. There's
an understatement. We need to explore again our great King and triumphs until they
are marvelous to us.
I pray the realities of our resurrected King and glory of His kingdom would invade
your little world until it becomes, by your will and desire, a part of His greater
world. Enjoy the kingdom and get crazy with it.