The weeks prior to Resurrection Sunday have allowed us to focus on the gracious generosity of God made available to us through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. But most people who have placed their faith in Him believe at some level that God is unknowable. It is true that we can never know everything there is to know about Him. We will explore His depths for eternity and still be near the surface. But the “unknown God” has made Himself known in the Cross. There He is Judge and Redeemer, wrath and love, Holy and merciful, mighty and wise. The power of God was revealed one black day on a hill in the Middle East, and no one expected it to look like that. It seemed shameful, but it resulted in victory, life, and peace. Everything we will ever need was made available there.
“We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.” (1 Corinthians 2:12)
Do you need salvation? It is given to us on the basis of Jesus’ blood and the power of His Resurrection. Do you need wisdom? It is freely given at the Cross, too. Do you need anything at all from God? He calls us to meet Him there – at the Cross – every time, for every purpose. The Cross and the Resurrection were God’s ultimate intervention in this world and the basis of all meetings between the Holy and the profane. Yes, the mysteries of God’s extravagant gift as displayed in the sacrifice of His Son on the Cross run deep, but they are available to us, always and forever.
Let us never underestimate the availability of God. God did not just scratch the surface at the crucifixion. He reached into the depths and drew us out. He invites us into its victory and the resurrected life that follows – to know it, to savor it, and to tell it. Let us never cry out to God, “Where are You?” without looking first at the Cross. Let us understand what He has freely given and let us base our lives on it. At the Cross, His Wisdom Is Yours.
Have a life-giving weekend. Make it better by worshiping The LORD with those who have spent much time gazing at the Cross and have come away every single time changed and inspired to be holy as He is holy.
All For Jesus – Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.
“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)