Around here, we talk a lot about what it means to be a facility steward — to care for what God has entrusted us with. However, we don’t always point back to the heart behind what we do. And what better time for a refresher than around the weekend that Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice.
Good Friday & Easter Sunday
Good Friday is arguably a holiday most meant for reflection and giving thanks for the blood Jesus shed. In contrast, Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of God’s only son.
Romans 5:6-10 (NIV) says:
"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!"
Now, I am no pastor. However, I think there is something we, as facility stewards, can relate to here. God sent his only son to die for our brokenness, and we are saved through his life. So, shouldn’t every aspect of our lives reflect that? Shouldn’t we be a reflection of Christ in our personal lives along with our work lives?
Being a faithful steward ultimately points back to Jesus. It communicates gratitude, respect, and honor. This Easter, I hope you meditate on this passage, celebrate the resurrection, and reflect on how your life can better reflect the cross.