But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death...that God may be all in all. I Corinthians 15:20-26, 28b
It is fact. Jesus Christ has been raised from the dead and has destroyed death. Our lives and hopes depend on that fact. Darkness has been destroyed. Light has dawned forever.
Ponder: Everything comes in order. Adam sinned and died. All his descendants sin and die. Christ, the Sinless One, dies and is raised to life. All who believe in Him will be raised to life. Every evil authority will be defeated. Death will die. Then Jesus Christ will deliver the kingdom to God the Father.
Praise: Jesus Christ has been raised from the dead. God is all in all.
Photographer: Heather Metcalf, "Lenten Rose" Botanical name Hellebore. Ponder the significance that Jesus bore hell for us.
We were stirred by Jonathan's discussion of territories vs. hierarchies as it relates to artists and writers. As a writer himself, he encourages creators to push past the tendency to compare and tend to their own journeys as creators.