Since it’s Easter, and everyone is hunting for egg’s, I want to hunt for some truth, in a story about an egg. In fact, I see the entire Christian life, as a hunt for treasure… a searching for Christ in every story and situation. So I am ok with “treasure hunts” on Resurrection Day because they become an analogy for the great treasure hunt of our lives: Looking for Christ crucified for our sins, and raised to new life in Christ.
So without any more further ado… a story about new life:
Who is God?
Where is Christ?
Who am I?
Why was Humpty up on a wall? Didn’t he know that eggs should not lift themselves up to high places? Humpty Dumpty was pushed! I don’t care who you are, it is never our job to lift ourselves up. Nebuchadnezzar? King of Babylon? Eat grass, saith the Lord!
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
– Proverbs 16:18
I think we need to hear the conclusion to the story:
Then one of them said,
Men… Humpty is dead
Let’s scoop up this mess
For the king only can bless
Men… why have we forgot
He makes life where there’s not
So all the kings horses and all the king’s men
Brought Humpty to the king, who put him together again.
Ok so my poetry isn’t the greatest, that’s not my gifting. However, I think the meaning is clear…
Resurrection is the king’s work!
So… why were the king’s horses and men, trying to do his work? Scoop up the pieces, and bring them to Christ… the true King! It’s the church’s job to go find proud people who lift themselves up, knock them over if need-be, and bring them to the king. Then once they see their broken lives hanging on the cross they will be humbled and healed. It’s our job to love them in their brokenness. To get our hands dirty loving, and our feet bruised bringing the good news. This is how we bring people to Christ. By going to find people who have fallen off the wall, and then to bring them to the king, the only one who can heal.
“It’s my job to tell them, it’s God’s job to save them.”
– Arnold Kalamen.
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
– Romans 10:14,15