Today I won’t be posting a normal blog because I’m too busy celebrating the most important day in history; the day death was defeated, and we were set free because Jesus rose from the grave. Like many others, I tend to take the idea of Jesus dying on the cross for granted because I’ve heard the story all of my life, but right now I’m going to do my best to acknowledge and appreciate the craziest idea in religion: That an all powerful God sent His Son to die a horrific death while He was stuck having to watch as a way to prove how much His Creation meant to Him. The idea of a god sacrificing in such an intense way for humanity doesn’t logically make sense. As an artist, if I didn’t like something I made, I’d wipe it out and try again. But Easter is proof that we are loved. With all of our limitations, with all of our failings, we are still loved. That’s pretty incredible. With all of our denial that God exists, with all of our anger at Him when tragedy befalls us even when we are the main reason for that tragedy or if it’s part of the circle of life, He patiently waits to see if we will see Him in the way He intended: As a loving Father who wants to be part of our lives; the one who wants to wipe our tears and hold us in His arms.
I feel incredibly blessed to have been raised in such a way that God has always been part of my life and my wish is for others to be able to experience what it means to have God in their life as I have.
Rev Chad David, ChadDavid.ca, Learning to love dumb people