There is a submarine in my neighborhood. It’s an odd walk past the Coney Island Creek, but yup, there is a yellow submarine in my neighborhood.
I’m sure that there are not many people who have seen it, or even know that it’s there. It’s one of those things that you will notice if you slowed down and take in your surroundings.
This submarine has a history.
You see, a welder who had not previous experience in shipbuilding, created this submarine. However, he wanted to raise a sunken Cruise ship. He tested the submarine and successfully raised many small wrecks. But during one storm, the submarine broke loose and was shipwrecked in it’s current location.
Now, I don’t know about you, but this story about this submarine sounds very familiar.
- It was created to raise sunken ship from the Bay.
- It was successful in raising small ships
- But something fateful happened, and it was destroyed.
- Always to be there if you are willing to look for it.
This Sunday, we celebrate Easter. The day that our Lord has risen, and saved mankind. Like this submarine, Jesus was placed here to save us–to raise us out of sin and help show us the way to salvation.
- In his time on earth, he has saved many who believed in him, and many more who have not seen him but yet they still believed.
- Despite his good deeds, he was crucified, and was buried.
- He is rose from the dead, saving mankind through is death.
- We can always find him if we search for him. He is always there, always waiting for us.
Simplified, yes. But sometimes, things don’t have to be complicated. If we look hard, and slow down, we can see Christ in our everyday lives.
But God showed how much he loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful. (Romans 5:8)
Through your love and mercy you sent us your only Son who died for our sins. Let not his death be in vain, but a reminder that of how much you loved us. Let us use this time of year to live in your grace.