The resurrection is God's great graffiti scribed across history, 'I have done it!'
From Richard Roberts:
There is no neutrality with God. There is no sound man, save for Jesus. All have gone astray to serve themselves and ended up with the great spiritual virus of corruption, that hereditary marker of Adam’s offspring, which presents a mysterious, systemic, and progressive attack on our spiritual immune system that eventually breaks it down, opening the way to opportunistic depravity making life more and more miserable as they compound one upon the other.
Take conceit, for example, making rivals through envy, which destroys both. Mockery, that common parlance of supposedly free speech, is a great shredder of human dignity, despoiling its victim with devastating laughter as it lays bare the vulnerable soul, cleaving righteousness into sorrow and shame.
This corruption of God’s creation, this pillaging of righteousness, the way things are supposed to be, and its corresponding guilt before God, are not neutrality. They are treachery. Violent, mocking, brutal treachery against God and against the creation which He made, loves, and rules. We are not what we are supposed to be, righteous, and all of humanity is enslaved to unrighteousness, destroying marauders of God’s handiwork, with nothing to rescue us from our guilt before the Creator or from our corruption which perverts all that humanity touches.
What shall we do to restore integrity? Where shall we find the rightness, the wholeness, the peace with God and creation, the hope which echoes through the turmoil: Can this doom be righted?
"He was handed over on account of our transgressions; He was raised up on account of our justification." (Romans 4:25)
What our sins had brought about, the curse of death and corruption and disintegration, God worked to reintegrate in the body of His eternal Son. When Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the dead, it was God's great vindication of His mercy and His great vindication of His justice. In Him, God reordered all that had caused the great disorder of the Cosmos, perfectly represented and pioneered in His deathless and incorruptible body emerging from that corrupting tomb.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is God’s great graffiti scribed across history: “I have done it!”
God has made a way to cure the disintegration of our corruption and pallid death through the atoning death of His perfect Son in our place. And then, having accomplished our righteousness for us, and crediting to all who would humbly entrust themselves to Him, He raised Him from the dead, proving that wholeness was secured and ruin reversed.
Happy Resurrection Day - the hope of sinners and the glory of God!