On Sunday, April 14, 2019, many people watched one of the greatest comebacks in sports history when Tiger Woods won the Masters golf tournament. His victory ended a long personal dry spell. Woods, once acknowledged as the best golfer in the world, had gone 11 years without winning a major tournament. During that time he endured four surgeries to rebuild his left knee. His injured back required four surgeries, the last one out of desperation because he could barely walk, much less play golf. Add to this the well-documented personal struggles in his life. Tiger had to overcome a lot of adversity to make such a comeback. Yet come back is exactly what he did, to the amazement of many.
There is another great comeback story that draws people’s attention this time of year. It is the fact that Jesus came back from the dead. After he was crucified to pay for the sins of the world, he did not stay in the tomb in which they laid him. God raised him from the dead, thus putting his stamp of approval on Jesus, his beloved Son, the risen Savior of the world.
Conquering death! Now that is quite a comeback!
“Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.”—Romans 6:8-9