A couple of weeks ago my wife was reading to me from Revelations chapter 5.
Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals”
As I listened to these words the significance of what Jesus did on the cross expanded from an occurrence on the earth to a universal, infinite event. Jesus’ work on the cross is pivotal in God’s plan for his creation, and Jesus alone is worthy to bring about our transition to eternal life. Jesus’ sacrifice has blossomed in my understanding to something awesome and everlasting. The cross will forever remain at the center of our existence.
Having this broader understanding has refreshed for me the coming Easter celebration. Everything for Christians is centered upon Jesus’ death on the cross and his resurrection. Nothing else can compare with this. He alone is worthy to bring to us salvation and eternal life. Everything of eternal significance rests on what Jesus did.