-Some have liberated entire countries…
-Some have fought to save their families…
-Some other for civil liberties…
-Others to save a single child…
-There are perhaps thousands of reasons why great men and women have fought.
But there is one that stands taller than the rest.
He towers over all the others because of His uniqueness.
-------------------------------I am talking about Jesus.
Sadly, we have all became too comfortable with His name.
It is used so lightly these days, that it often ends up only in our swearwords.
But this Easter Season I want to remind you all that Jesus is unique.
-How so you may wonder?
Jesus came to battle & conquer the ugliest of ugliness; that is Sin & Death.
The first element He conquered is Sin.
Sin is the base element that tears away at humanity more than any other.
It’s the reason for hate, wars, and everything wrong under the sun.
It serves as the primary reason for our alienation from God.
And Death. The monster that waits for each and every one of us when we breathe our last breathe. The wretched enemy that tears our loved ones away from us and forces us to stand over caskets and cry over grave sites.
Yes, a lot of great men & women have come and gone.
Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Alexander the Great and Martin Luther King Jr.
They have fought the fight. They have all died.
Their lives are enduring because they stood for something greater than themselves.
But One towers over them all.
Jesus stands dressed in Purple robes.
Purple for His majesty.
Purple for His Kingship over Death and Sin.
Indeed, there have been many great men and women throughout history.
But it is Jesus alone that came to destroy the deepest enemies that you and I will ever face.
Farewell to Death & Sin.
Thanks to Jesus.