I love the sport of boxing and several weeks ago I watched a ten-round championship boxing match. The challenger convincingly won eight out of nine rounds and then was knocked out in the last minute of the tenth. I love pulling for the underdog, so I was in shock! It looked like he would definitely win, but he didn’t see that knockout punch coming.
Within days of entering the ring, Jesus was betrayed. He was delivered over to the religious leaders. His disciples abandoned Him. He was unjustly tried. He was whipped and beaten. He was mocked. He was spat upon. He was crucified. He died and was buried. It appeared that the challenger had Jesus on the ropes and hanging up His gloves. He was put away.
Yesterday was like that tenth round! Easter is the celebration we look forward to each year but celebrate every day of our lives. Jesus has risen! He is the Victor! He has overcome the enemy! Satan is knocked out!