Sometimes we are so focused on our current circumstances that we lose sight of what is most important. While some of our neighbours, friends and family focus their attention on Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs, God’s people prayerfully reflect on the importance of the cross in salvation.
In 1 Corinthians 1:18, the apostle Paul highlights the importance of the cross: “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” The cross of Christ has power to save lost sinners who repent and believe. This truth is why the cross is so important in education.
A Christ-centred education advances the Kingdom of God by teaching the great truths associated with the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a privilege to teach our students that Christ offered up His body as a sacrifice for the sins of His people to satisfy God’s divine justice, and to reconcile them to God. He rose from the dead to conquer sin and death and to ensure that our faith is not in vain. It is because of Christ’s resurrection that all believers have confidence that they too will be raised up in glory on judgement day when He returns.
The death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ are a great comfort during this difficult time. Although we are reminded daily of the effects of sin and death, let us not forget to share the message of the cross to those that are perishing and to reflect on the comfort it brings to those who already know Him.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4: “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”
Orangeville Christian School