Easter is all about the most amazing comeback that has ever been seen. It is one thing for a baseball team to make a comeback after being down 4 runs in the ninth inning. It’s one thing for a business to make a comeback after a long decline and the loss of tons of money. But, the kind of comeback we love to see is a personal comeback… a comeback where a person’s life has turned around in an extraordinary way. I am not talking about a second chance, but rather a complete restart.
That restart is possible because of Jesus’ “comeback” from the dead! Think about that for a moment. Sadly, most of us have become so acquainted with the idea, that it no longer seems incredible, but it is. As a matter of fact, it is far more than incredible, it is amazing and supernatural. And according to Ephesians 1:19 & 20, the power that brought Jesus back from the dead is available to you and me and those around us who right now do not have a relationship with Jesus.
Our theme for Momentum Youth Conference 2017 is The Comeback.
There is One who faithfully calls us back to Himself; One who wants to speak into the details of our lives; One who offers freedom and grace; One who knows us completely and still offers us the deepest love possible. His name is Jesus. No matter how far we’ve wandered and regardless of what we’ve done or haven’t done, our gracious God is always extending an invitation to come to Him, whether for the first time or the five-hundredth time.
Jesus is our resurrected Savior who has defeated every enemy of heaven and earth. Because of His victory, every single human is offered the opportunity to repent in faith receiving salvation, and those who are already in Christ have the invitation to come back to Him through repentance every day. He has made the greatest comeback ever–suffering a brutal death and being raised back to life. He defeated death itself, swallowing it up in victory, making our comeback story an everyday possibility.