Easter’s Message: Plus Ultra…More Beyond!
Wednesday, April, 16, 2014 | 12:00 AM | by asmith
Jesus shared with a grieving woman the most important words ever spoken on planet Earth when He declared, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me will live even though he dies. And whoever lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
Sitting on the western edge of Spain overlooking the vast Atlantic, there is a massive monument that dates back to the 1300s. Chiseled into the stone is a Latin phrase: Ne Plus Ultra. The translation means: No more beyond. The Spaniards believed their western coast marked the end of the world. Surely nothing existed beyond their known coast except a mysterious body of water.
Then came 1492. Columbus discovered an immense new world beyond Spain. People noted the arrogance and absurdity of the proclamation “Ne Plus Ultra – No More Beyond.” Columbus exploded the misconception and replaced it with a dynamic new and liberating truth. The first coins minted in the New World bore an exciting motto by proclaiming ”Plus Ultra – there is MORE beyond!”
When we grant Jesus access to our soul as Savior and Lord then He stamps upon our heart “Plus Ultra – MORE Beyond.” There is MORE beyond the grave. There is a new world. There is hope. There is eternal life through Jesus Christ whose declaration and demonstration of resurrection sets us free to exchange our emptiness for His MORE!