THE GREATEST COMEBACK
Everyone loves a comeback story. They’re compelling and riveting to watch.
You didn’t have to be a golf fan to appreciate Tiger Woods’ victory at the Masters on Palm Sunday. Tiger was on top of the world for a long time but he came crashing down. A scandal, a divorce, a DUI arrest, and physically - four back surgeries, including a spine fusion only two years ago. He thought he’d never play again but he came back. They said he’d never win again, but he proved them all wrong. His redemption story is one of the greatest in sports.
But the greatest comeback in the history of the world, the comeback story that will never be topped for the rest of time is the one celebrated on Easter Sunday. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, was crucified. He died. He was buried. And on the third day, He rose again.
See, Easter Sunday isn’t about coloring eggs. It’s not about a bunny and chocolate and baskets filled with goodies. That’s all fun and commercial. Easter is the celebration of the greatest comeback story ever: Christ’s Resurrection. Religion teaches us WHAT we are celebrating. But if we don’t understand WHY it happened, we can never experience the relationship and truly be alive in Christ.
Jesus died for our sins so that we can be free, so that we can be reborn. John 3:16 tells us: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, commit our lives to Him, the old us dies and the new us is born.
It’s our comeback story, too.
We talk about the importance of understanding the Resurrection and chat with four-time champion Evander Holyfield on our latest episode. - ROB MAADDI