I had a conversation recently with my wife and her brother, and somehow we got to talking about how there are certain “trademarks” that just make home, well, home. They’re from Durban, South Africa and whenever they would go on vacation they would see who could spot the ocean first. For me, every time I travel, I look forward to returning and seeing those heights of the Rocky Mountains, which were so aptly described as “purple mountains’ majesty!” We also discussed how certain flavors and foods will always bring that feel of home. In my travels to other countries, though I find foods that I enjoy, nothing ever comes close to my mom’s cooking because nothing reminds me more of the safety and comfort of my home than my mom’s cooking.
The Good Life
If Christ be not risen, life is miserable for a Christian. That about sums it up. If Jesus is not alive right now, then of all the people of the earth, Christians are the most to be pitied, and are living a miserable life. The Apostle Paul makes this same argument in 1 Corinthians 15, and how right he is. For the Christian, the resurrection of Jesus ought to be more than a reason to hide candy laden eggs for children. The resurrection is a line of demarcation that separates the grumpy from the glad. The resurrection is a reason to daily rejoice and celebrate like kids at the end of a school year.