Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today

The living Messiah has inaugurated redemption; something so new and unceasing has burst on the scene through his life, death, and resurrection that we can hardly imagine what it fully entails. One of the striking features embodied in the Messianic life that can be mentioned is that God in Christ, through the power of the Spirit, explosively constrains the present and creatively directs it towards the future. We are, as Christ’s followers therefore, not restricted to the status quo of the cycle of the same, but engaged in and by a radical transformation of grace that finds its destiny in imaging the Crucified and Risen One, beginning in this life and culminating in the next. Let us, with courage and patience, hold fast to the God of redemption, transformation, and destiny.