Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sayers: transformation

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
    —Galatians 3:13-14 (NIV)
    We find God continually at work turning evil into good. Not, as a rule, by irrelevant miracles and theatrically effective judgments—Christ was seldom very encouraging to those who demanded signs, or lightnings from Heaven, and God is too subtle and too economical a craftsman to make very much use of those methods. But He takes our sins and errors and turns them into victories, as He made the crime of the crucifixion to be the salvation of the world.
    ... Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957), Creed Or Chaos?: and Other Essays in Popular Theology, Methuen, 1957, p. 11 (see the book)
    See also Gal. 3:13-14; Matt. 11:2-5; 12:39-40; 16:4; Mark 8:11-12; Luke 11:29-30; John 2:18-19; 1 Cor. 1:22-23
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have redeemed my sins.
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