Last Saturday, I saw the highlights from one of the greatest comebacks in NBA playoff history. The Portland Trailblazers were down 18 points at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and all signs pointed to another crushing defeat, courtesy of the Dallas Mavericks. Evidently, the Trailblazers didn’t get that memo. In one of the most impressive fourth quarter performances in NBA history, they battled back and defeated the Mavericks 84-82.
While this comeback was impressive, it’s no comparison to one that happened about 2,000 years earlier. It was the fourth quarter on Resurrection Sunday, and all signs pointed to another victory for Satan. He had implemented his best offensive attacks: lies, beatings, and, worst of all, the cross. Early that morning, however, the fans (aka Mary Magdalene, Mary, and the other women) witnessed a great comeback. Jesus had defeated Satan once and for all, giving us access to eternal life.
There’s no other way to put this: JESUS IS THE KING OF COMEBACKS. If He lives in you, then you have the power to come back from any circumstance that momentarily defeats you. So, walk in the power of the resurrection, knowing that you can put a comma in everywhere life has placed a period.