The Promise: How to Change the World

Easter is a time for us to recalibrate our hearts. Easter is a time when we get our scales of life zeroed again and learn where we stand in the middle of eternity. We often lose our bearings—our eternal bearings—because a lot of us get caught in the spin of the world.

Easter is a time when God recalibrates our lives in reference to eternity. He reaches into our hearts and recalibrates things.

Recalibrating

Easter is all about recalibrating to say, “I know who my maker is,” and God says, “I’ll never forget you, even though you might forget Me.” Isaiah tells us of our wayward tendencies:

“All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on Him the sins of us all” (Is. 53:6).

God knew that our tendency to stray would take us away from Him. The Bible says, “The wages of sin is death.” “Death” is not just cessation of life, but it means a separation from life — a distancing from God. Jesus came to bridge that distance so that we can find our way back home. You see, God wants to change the world, but not by advancing us further into space. Instead, He helps us to find our way back home so we can zero our meters again. Then we will realize who we are and who our maker is. It was at the cross that God purchased our freedom:

“God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world” (1 Cor. 7:23).

That is what Easter is all about—to recalibrate—to remind us that we really belong to God. He is our Maker. He is the owner. Even though our world is switching ownerships so we have no idea who owns what, God says, “I’ll never forget. I’ll never forget My people.” The promise that God has for us is that even though we might forget who our Maker is, He will never forget who we are. In a spinning world like we have where ownership is changing so quickly that we don’t know who owns what anymore, we tend to forget. At Easter, however, He is saying to put your life back in the hands of your Maker.

When you put your life into Christ’s hands, everything changes. God begins first by changing your life, and then He changes others. Jesus Christ purchased our freedom so that we will not be bought and sold, and then He gives us forgiveness for eternal life.

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