There is a new TV show on this year called Breakout Kings. The premise of this show is that a small group of inmates are given temporary leave from prison in order to put their unique skills into finding and catching escaped prisoners. Yesterday at our communion service our minister spoke on the theme of breaking out and even as he was doing the children’s story I was sneaking out my note pad and writing down, “Jesus: The Real Breakout King.”
As people have stated for ages, there are two things that are inevitable; death and taxes. From the day we are born, we are moving towards our death. A chalenge with helping children to understand death is letting them know that it is permanent, the goldfish, other pet, or loved one will not be coming back. We all know this. That is why it was so amazing when Jesus was able to call a young man being carried to his grave, a young girl who had died, and finally Lazarus who had been in the tomb four days back from death. This was amazing enough but Jesus actually broke out of his own death. He was dead, he was layed out in the tomb and sealed in, and he broke out on his own!
Jesus is truly the breakout king, and through his resurrection we not only see his power over death for himself but for us as well! Through his death for our sins, we are forgiven, we have not yet died physical death, but we are already living our eternal life.