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The work of Jesus laid out in a paragraph. | Quote from “Prodigal God” by Tim Keller.

January 5, 2011

What had happened? Jesus had not come to simply deliver one nation from political oppression, but to save all of us from sin, evil, and death itself. He came to bring the human race Home. Therefore he did not come in strength but in weakness. He came and experienced the exile that we deserved. He was expelled from the presence of the Father, he was thrust into the darkness, the uttermost despair of spiritual alienation–in our place. He took upon himself the full curse of human rebellion, cosmic homelessness, so that we could be welcomed into our true home. – p.101, Prodigal God by Tim Keller

Ever long for a better home than you have now? Me too. Jesus lived, died, and rose again so that he could bring us to his home. I love to experience the ways in which God’s home is partially realized now and long for the day when I will truly be HOME with him.

Home is where you hang your hat --- NOT.

So really, home is NOT where you hang your hat, rather, (in Keller-like words from Prodigal God) home is when we are brought in and seated at the table where the Feast of the Father is.

Revelation 21:5a – “He who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’”

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Didi permalink
    January 6, 2011 10:35 am

    Thanks for the Always Good Reminder, Mark! XO
    I’ve let a couple of folks know that January 9th is the first ‘gathering’ of this year, but, of course didn’t have the exact address, SO will check on that and REremind them. Also, the time…how soon I forget.

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