It says in the bible that Jesus died for our sins, right?
But it also says Jesus is ‘part of God’ and God, as we all know, is immortal and if you are immortal,
by definition you cannot die. As Jesus once said, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.”
Now there is something else that has nagged me over the years, if Jesus really did rise from the dead,
and personally l have my doubts, why did he only hang around for 3 days?
After going to all that trouble he could have stayed on earth for years performing much needed miracles,
but no he nicks straight back up to heaven just like your average dead person.
But the resurrection isn’t just about miracles is it? Jesus died so we could all have Easter holidays, the 1 time of the year when everyone takes a holiday together. All those freeways leading out of Melbourne are made especially for Easter Friday when the entire city is evacuated to all points of the compass. It is almost like a giant rock has been removed from the exit. I hope you are all planning an Easter holiday, otherwise Jesus would have died in vane.
I can understand if you can’t get away this time. It is such an effort to organise and to pay for, isn’t it? No matter where we go, it seems we have to save for months to pay for all those travel expenses; what with plane tickets, hire cars, restaurants, suntan lotion, not to mention the exorbitant accommodation costs. Now for just one moment imagine how it would have been for the blackfellas before Captain Cook arrived on his little adventure cruise.
We wake up one fine sunny morning and muse; ‘what a lovely day for a stroll’. “C’mon love, grab the kids, let’s go walkabout.” We pick up all our worldly possessions, pop them in our dilly bags, and off we go. Just like that!
Plenty of take away food on the way and even more when we get there. Catch up with all our old mates and extended family that we haven’t seen since last year and have a great party with lots of singing and dancing and gossiping. All for free!
Makes you wonder why we have worked so damn hard for so damn long to get away from such an idyllic lifestyle.