“It is finished” – the last words of Jesus on the cross, were also the last words of a dying world. The old world, old creation, old order of things was dying.
From Adam’s transgressions, to Cain’s city onward, the world was dying, it was a dying place, a place of death. We inherited from our forefathers, Adam and Cain, was a humanity stained in sin and a civilization framed in war. It was a world gone wrong.
But God so loved the world… (John 3:16)
God has not and will not give up on his world. Jesus took the death of a dying world into his own body, he and it died together. Jesus was buried and with his was buried the old world devoted to and enslave to sin and death.
On the 3rd day, Jesus was raised and a new world was born, a new age was inaugurated.
Of course, things of death are still present. You can still see this old world passing away, dedicated to sin and death. That world can still be found among us. In the midst of that dying world, a new world has begun.
New Creation is emerging in the midst of the wreckage of this dead world. New Creation began on the first Easter Sunday. Life was born out of death. Something new coming out of something old.
You and I are invited to hold it, see it, fascinated by it, to be pulled into it, to participate in the New Creation.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Cor. 5:17)
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