I didn’t send a weekly email last Saturday. I was on the road all day driving home from Colorado to Nashville.
I had gone to hang out with my son in the Rocky Mountains. He taught me to snowboard. I am now, officially, the world’s slowest snowboarder.
On the way home, I finished listening to The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer.
What a rough book. Probably should’ve seen that coming.
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is basically an autobiography of Adolf Hitler. He tried to conquer the world. His 1,000 year Reich lasted a little more than a decade.
Contrast him to Christ. Napoleon Bonaparte summed it up well.
“I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world, there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love, and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.”
In The Book that Made Your World, Vishal Mangalwadi shows how Christ conquered the world with love. And, He continues to do so.
The process is not slowing down. In fact, it’s gaining speed. Don’t believe it? Read The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity by Philip Jenkins.
Christ came to make his blessings flow. Far as the curse is found. And, he’s doing it. Might as well get used to it.
It’s easy to see where this story is going. Watch this: https://vimeo.com/113801439.
Christus vincit. Christ wins. Happy Easter.