So this was originally posted two years ago, http://padfoot240.com/blog/2008/03/23/easter/, but the same thoughts still go through my head.
Easter has always baffled me. Not why we celebrate it, but how it happened. I know God resurrected, but that means that God had to die. God died. Now that is weird to think about. The Being that created everything died. Was there no God for three days? How does that work!?
This God-Man or Man-God…this Thing that is the Supernatural mixed with the natural…this Thing that is the Deity infused with flesh broke the rules of this world. It broke the rules of our world by entering and later broke the rules of our curse-death.
Adam/Eve cursed us all from that bite. You can’t really blame them though, how can you comprehend the impact of something that you have never experienced on an entire race? They didn’t know what death or sin were. But they caused it, and it has been our curse that has separated us from God. But God had a plan, to break this curse. How it happened, like I said, I don’t fully understand. It has some logic to it. To sin means death, and someone has to pay for that sin. So logically, if one who hasn’t done anything wants to atone for that sin, they can. But how can God atone for sin? God is perfect. God can’t die. God can’t have anything to do with sin.
Maybe that’s what broke the curse of death. It tried to claim something it couldn’t. Death had been afflicting humans one by one, so God placed Himself within a human and death couldn’t handle it. Jesus wasn’t an applicable parameter for death to take. It choked. Death broke. God finally upset the curse that satan tricked Adam into placing upon us. Now there is a way out of death, through Jesus, and Him alone.
He broke this curse, this cycle. He has beaten our captor. He has reclaimed us.
God brought us the cure-His one and only Son.
Is it wrong that I am so proud of that analogy of God breaking deaths parameters? It is very computer sciencey, death being a function that accepts MortalBeings as a parameter and when you try giving it an ImmortalGod it breaks and throws OmgWhatTheFrickJustHappenedException, but it makes the most sense to me.
Death Broke, which means that sin is no longer an issue for us. Sin no longer being an issue for us allows God to interact with us as He intended. Our relationship with God finally being restored we can gather our self worth not through our intelligence, not through how much money we make, and not through how attractive we are(whew! Good news for me) but through our intrinsic value of being solely created/fulfilled by God. Since we can view ourselves as worth so much more than what this world can give us we can see others in the same light, we can fix our relationships with other people; we must love others if we know they are a creation like us. Because of these three relationships being restored through Christ, our relationship with God, our relationship with ourselves, our relationship with each other, we can begin to do God’s work in this world and prepare for Christ’s return to finally restore the rest of His creation. I mean, if He has done an amazing job on the first three what makes you think he won’t make good on his promise for the fourth?
I can’t wait to experience the hike to the Bridge to Nowhere in a perfect, curse free creation–as God intended it to be experienced.