All of life, all of history, all of our future, whether we know it or not, points to the moment that Jesus died and then rose into life. The death and resurrection of Jesus change everything for everyone for all time. In Dane Ortland’s book ‘Gentle and Lowly’, it says “It was the joyous anticipation of seeing his people, (you and me), made invincibly clean that sent him through his arrest, death, burial, and resurrection. When we today partake of that atoning work, coming to Christ for forgiveness, communing with him despite our sinfulness, we are laying hold of Christ’s own deepest longing and joy.”