There is a term widely used in the Christian world, “He is the reason for the season.” The question is what season and for what reason? Surely Jesus came into the world to give a reason to every season. If we look to Jesus but once a year, what about the rest of the year? Did Jesus die for just the season of Passover or did His death have a greater and longer-term reason? [1 Peter 2:24]
In reading the first chapters of Ezekiel it is obvious something had to be done about the way people were sinning. [] But through all of this there was a hope that God would do something miraculous to save the people from their sins. [Isaiah 53] But when that day came, people who were the closest to the reason for life, Jesus, ran the fastest. [Matthew 26:69-75] The season is coming when the world goes into a charity mode whether they believe in Jesus or not. But is that the reason He came? That we have one big party once a year and the rest of the year we forget about what Jesus taught? The Bible says to help the poor and the widows [James 1:27] but does not put a time limit on that help to do it but once a year.
So Jesus came for more than the acts of kindness once a year, but came to set the captives free all year and forever. [Luke 4:18] But free from what? Poverty? we will always have the poor with us. [Mark 14:7] Helping the widows? We will always have widows with us. All these things Jesus commanded us to do [Matthew 25:45] but if we are rich in monetary terms we are poor in Spirit without Him. [Proverbs 16:14] If we are poor in monetary terms we can be rich in Spirit with Him in our lives. [Luke 6:20-26] This does not mean that rich people cannot have the richness of the Lord in their lives it just means we have to place all our possession into His hands. [Matthew 6:32-33]
There is a reason for the season and the season is with us always, [Matthew 28:20] the reason is to give eternal life to all who will confess His Name [Acts 16:31] and
proclaim Him as Lord of our lives, then we will be saved. [Romans 10:9] This is a requirement of every person who walks this planet, whether they are Jewish or Gentile it makes no difference. [Galatians 3:28] Because one day this season will end and a new season will begin. [Revelation 21:1]
The question still remains, we know where we are for this season but do we know where we will be for the one to come? Have we made ourselves ready? [Revelation 19:7] It is time for us to look at the reason, for taking stock of where we are in the great plan of God to save the world from itself. [John 3:16] Or was the death of the One who gives life in every season a waste of time effort and pain? [1 Corinthians 5:7] Jesus cried out from within His pain, “Father forgive them they know not what they do”. [Luke 23:34]
What the world did on that day was kill the Son of Man, [Luke 9:22] Messiah of the World, [Matthew 16:20] the One who came to redeem us by His Blood, [Revelation 5:9] the One who surrendered completely to the Father, [Luke 22:42] the One who died for you and me. This is what they did on that day so long ago.
Today we have a reason to celebrate because we know the next chapter of the story that He rose from the grave and went to be with the Father to prepare a place for us, His Bride. [John 14:3] That season is over and a new season will one day come. In the next season when Jesus appears He will not come as a helpless baby, He will not come as a suffering servant crying out, “forgive them”, He will come as a conquering King. [Revelation 5:5] We must remember there is a reason for this season and that is to get us ready for the season to come so the question remains are we ready for that season when it comes?