Every Friday is good Friday as those of us who go to work for a living complete that work week and look forward to spending some time with our families–refreshing our bodies in preparation again for Monday. But today is Great Friday, as I always call it.
In my battle against federalism, and the over-regulation of the endearing professionÂ I practice as a physician,Â I am reminded today of where the real battle remains. Ephesians 6:12 “For ourÂ struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Yes, the real battle is about an idealogy that Christ had victory over more than two thousand years ago this week.
It didn’t look like victory as He hung on that cross, bearing the wages of sin for those who would trust Him as theirÂ Savior. But it was victory none-the-less. He would prove that victory, when three days later He would rise from theÂ grave and walk among His disciples once again. As Christians, we will be celebrating that victory (over death(s)–physical and spiritual) this Resurrection Sunday.
So my personal battle seems much less important today in light of the “…(Passover) Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” John 1:29Â Â We will eventually appreciate this victory more when Jesus Christ returns to rule with an iron sceptor; firstÂ for a thousand years and then forever and ever. I will enjoy practicing medicine without politically motivated regulations and restrictions during thatÂ millenial reign of Christ and then enjoy a world without sickness, sorrow, or death forever and ever.
Have a wonderful Resurrection Sunday!!!