“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”—Luke 19:10.
Typically, Fridays are reserved solely for me to catch up on homework, run errands, and other tasks that rarely get done during the days I’m in class and/or in meetings. As I was gathering materials to begin working on assignments for my Biblical Research and Writing, and my New Testament classes, I was reminded of the significance of this day.
As we continue through Holy Week, I am haunted by the significance of this day. I credit the aforementioned Biblical Research class for a deeper understanding of the significance of this day. Growing up in a Christian home, my parents placed great emphasis on Resurrection Sunday and Holy Week, but it wasn’t until I really dissected Psalm 22 (the Psalm that was prophesying the Crucifixion of Christ) that I really understood and began to really feel convicted for this week. It was in understanding the brutality, humiliation, anguish, pain, and heartache that Christ had to endure and suffer on this day that took me that much deeper in my love and relationship for Him. My final projects in the aforementioned two classes are about the Trial of Jesus, as well as the Crucifixion. As I read each the Synoptic Gospels’ account of the trial and then Crucifixion, it really ignited a fire in me to want to love and worship Him that much deeper.
As I was gathering books, online articles, and my Bible to begin the writing process, I, for whatever reason, thought of my licensing sermon and the verse that headed this post came to my mind.
In documenting my licensing journey, one of the key points in my sermon is that, “You are never too lost for God to find you.”
There are times in life where we stumble and maybe not take a wrong turn, but a slight detour. In life, we reach unmarked territory and can’t decide which way to go. In Scripture, God emphasizes over and over and over again that He is always with us. Even to the ends of the earth and to the end of the age. We’re never on this journey called life alone. He’s really the only constant we have.
I want to take this chance to encourage whoever is reading this to continually seek Him. Let us trust Him to keep saving us from the lost moments in this life we face.
As we remember Good Friday and the events that took place and then as we prepare to celebrate Resurrection Sunday, let’s remember that it’s through Christ’s love that we’re here in the first place.
Let us not get lost in the fun that comes with Easter that we lose our focus on what this day is really about—Christ. Speaking from my own life—especially as a college student in the busy part of the semester— Let’s not get so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget the big picture of what these next few days are about:: Christ dying in love and coming back to life.
“…You were as I, tempted and tried; Human; The Word became flesh, bore my sin and death, now You’re risen. Lead me to the cross, where Your love poured out; bring me to my knees, Lord I lay me down. Rid me of myself, I belong to You. Lead me, lead me to the cross.” – Lead Me to the Cross by Hillsong United.
Love and light,