Easter is coming! Do you know what that means?
Yes. That’s right. Cadbury Mini Eggs.
They are an addiction of mine. I just ate half a bag. I’m pretty positive the third ingredient listed on the label is crack. They call to me.
Maybe your struggle isn’t talking chocolate eggs. Maybe yours is something much deeper. Something much more painful. I know I have those too. Things we have turned to in times of pain when we don’t choose to turn to Jesus.
Easter. Resurrection Day. The day Christ defeated death itself.
John Piper writes, “If your life is flat, empty, without exhilaration, without significance, without a single and fulfilling orientation, it is because you do not see the risen Christ for who he really is…For if we could keep in view the risen Christ as he really is, our bottomless appetite for beauty and greatness and wonder would find satisfaction, and our lives would be unending worship and joyful obedience.”
I want that! Unending worship! Joyful obedience!
We were made for the joy of finding beauty in God alone. But instead of looking to him to find the beauty we were created for, we spend our time pursuing things of the world to feed our insatiable desire to admire greatness and beauty. I once heard the statement that, “God put us within sight of Mt. Everest, but we pull down the shades and show slides from a projector of a dirt hill.”
No one really wants the dirt hill. Yet, we choose to replay the slide over and over again. Nothing of this world can satisfy our heart’s deepest longings. Sure they make life bearable. They bring short-term happiness. But do they provide life-long joy? Do they compare to the moments you have scrapped the projector screen, torn down the blinds, and thrown open the window to really experience the magnificent glory of the RISEN Christ?
He is enough. He satisfies every longing of the heart. Even the longing for Cadbury Mini Eggs.