Years ago when the first hand held GPS devices came out everyone wanted one! Never again will I get lost in the woods many thought! Now I can go somewhere I have never been before and dive off in to some unexplored canyon never thinking about where I am, because my trusty GPS will be there to guide me. I’m sure many search and rescue calls happened because of that thinking. It’s not that the GPS didn’t show where someone was that was the problem. It’s that many times the operator forgot to set a start point. Meaning that they had a map and they were lost somewhere in the middle of it! What was missing was a view point…a proper perspective on the surroundings. Without having perspective we may know where we are but not know what that means in relationship to the larger picture!
As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus we may find ourselves much like this story. Thinking we know where we are but not having perspective on the bigger picture. Easter shines light on what that bigger picture is. Because the real question is not if I’m happy, wealthy, healthy, content or even feeling blessed. When we pan the screen back we have to see where we truly are in light of the bigger picture of a Savior that went to the cross for us, who beat death and was raised again to life! Who right now offers salvation, forgiveness and wholeness! Who has a way to walk out this life and promises to walk with us through it! Easter offers a perspective on where we really are.
Where are you today? I’m not asking for a location, or a run down of how well or not well things are going. But if a sign read, “You Are Here” where would here be in relationship to Jesus? Is He there close by, two pages over or not even on the map? Today, on this resurrection Sunday…where do you find yourself?