We’ve talked about how sin has kept us colorless and bent, like the hyacinth I found under my deck. Sin needs to be addressed. Jesus is described as the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He purposely entered our world, taking on flesh and bones, and carrying our sin with him when he was killed and placed in the dark, dank tomb.
The dark couldn’t kill the hyacinth and death couldn’t hold Jesus. He rose and now shares his death-less life with us.
Jesus tells us of God’s heart toward us in Luke 15 the prodigal son. (Did you know prodigal means extravagant, spending resources freely and recklessly? I think this parable should be known as the prodigal father!)
“All I have is yours.” This is what the perfect Father says to the not perfect son.
We are coheirs with Jesus. All that is true of Jesus is true of us by grace. (Gal 4:7)
You see, we are not just good people who do bad things, nor are we bad people who do good things. Take heart! We are beloved sinners.
Like my hyacinth, your true self has been distorted and hidden by sin.
And like my hyacinth, God seeks you, finds you, and brings you into the light so you can stand tall and beautiful.
This is the Good News!