One of my favorite singer-songwriters of all time is John Mayer. He opines on one of his tracks about life, atonement, faith and doubts. He asks questions that all of us ask ourselves.
Read his lyrics from, “Why Georgia, Why?:
Cause I wonder sometimes
About the outcome
Of a still verdictless life
Everybody is just a stranger but
That's the danger in going my own way
I guess it's the price I have to pay
Still "everything happens for a reason"
Is no reason not to ask myself
Am I living it right?
We have all wrestled with these issues. How do I fix and atone for the problems and dissatisfaction in my life. Generally, we try to fix, atone, and “pay the price” ourselves through good deeds, morality, hard work, or religion in order to ‘cover up’ our life/mistakes/etc.
The crazy news of Good Friday and Easter is that it’s not up to you!
Jesus paid the price. He did it for you. Psalms 32:1 says, "How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!”
We try to be our own Savior….we try to put our life together….essentially raise ourselves…..but that only goes so far before we fall on our face. Jesus died for you. He rose for you.
You might have a hard time believing in the Resurrection, but you should still want it to be true! Because it means that life matters. EVERY life. The Resurrection shows that all the injustices of this world, the pains of life, are all being addressed with the news that healing, justice and love have won.
No more wondering what life is all about, or if you are doing it right, or if you need to pay the price yourself. Let Jesus love for you and what he did for you lead the way. Happy Easter!
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