From the opening salvo of Genesis’ creation account, to the adventurous romps of the Patriarchs, Prophets, and Kings; from the scrupulous chronologies to the precise measurements for the tabernacle & temple; from the glorious conquests to the disastrous exiles, the Scripture is clear. It isn’t just a collection of moralistic assertions. It isn’t a book of food for thought for philosophers or theologians.
It’s a history. It’s our history. It’s a book about the world we live in, how God made it, and more to the point, how He redeemed it. Of course, it’s not only a history. Nevertheless, too often Christians are lured into thinking that the Scriptures are written to bring us to some higher plane. However, the Resurrection brings home to us a vital truth. Christ’s Resurrection is not merely a wonderful idea to meditate upon, it is a historic fact which changed everything.
Christianity isn’t an attempt at escaping to a world of shapeless ideals. The Resurrection isn’t a fable about liberation from the prison of this material world. Rather, the Resurrection is the beginning of a total renovation of this world. The Old Management has been tossed out on his ear, and New Management is running this place: the Risen Christ.
And to make the point clear, King Jesus tasked us with placing a sign of running water upon all who are His, and then those who are His must also share a regular meal of bread and wine. In this respect, the old adage is true: the victors write the history. Since Christ arose, your destiny isn’t the corruption of the grave, but a new creation. Your body shall be made like His glorious body. Christ arose bodily in this world, and that means this is now His world & His story. And that means, for those who are His, He is also your glorious future.
So come in faith and welcome to Jesus Christ…