“If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus’ fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.” A.W. Tozer
We are the people of paradox–the apparent contradiction that is not a contradiction at all because it is truth.
We live by dying to self. His strength shows in our weakness.
We are supposed to love our enemies, turn the other cheek, and rejoice when life has us down.
We are supposed to live without fear, to live with peace in our hearts.
Sometimes, we are the people of the wrong paradox. We fear when we should hope and trust. We lack peace because we fear.
He is the God of paradox. He won by losing.
When everyone else thought He was gone for good, thought His teaching was done, He won the greatest victory ever.
He won over death.
Don’t fear. Hold to hope. Find peace.
Easter has come.
Jesus will come again.