Wednesday, May 20, 2015

McGrath: victory over disorder

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    [Peter quoting David:] “Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.”
    —Acts 2:26-27 (NIV)
    The resurrection of Jesus is a sign of God’s purpose and power to restore his creation to its full stature and integrity. Just as death could be seen as the culmination of all that is wrong with the world, so the resurrection can be seen as a pledge of God’s ultimate victory over the disorder which plagues his creation on account of the fall. Death is the greatest enemy, and yet death has been defeated by God through Christ. And so we are given hope that the remainder of the powers and forces that confront us are similarly being defeated and their power broken.
    ... Alister E. McGrath (b. 1953), What Was God Doing on the Cross?, Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing, 1992, p. 51-52 (see the book)
    See also Acts 2:26-27; Ps. 16:8-11; Hos. 13:14; 1 Cor. 15:55; Col. 1:27; 1 Thess. 4:13-14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your Spirit has witnessed to Your victory over death.
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