“For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.”1 Corinthians 2:2
Something I learned from several ladies in the church over the years is the importance of a centerpiece. While I am primarily interested in a delicious meal and the inspiring program, I have been reminded of the importance of decorations, especially the centerpiece. That decorative item in the middle of the table points to what is most important, the central theme. It focuses us on the main thing.
In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul makes it clear that the centerpiece to the Gospel is the cross—in other words, Jesus’ resurrection. He clearly states that while many consider the message of the cross foolishness, “we preach Christ crucified” (1 Corinthians 1:23). Then he emphatically declares knowing anything else is not even important compared to knowing Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
But wait! There’s more! This resurrection-centerpiece is more than a decoration. It is the power of God to those who are being saved (1:18). Through the cross God gives power to His message and His people. Now that’s worth celebrating!
This Easter let’s refocus our hearts and minds on the centerpiece in the middle of the table which God has prepared for us.