The Big Thaw

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse” (Romans 1:20). As the apostle Paul wrote, God is the One who continually creates and sustains all that we see and even what we can’t see. Through the resurrection and ascension of our Lord, this earth and all nature, the entire cosmos, has been redeemed and is being renovated. In C.S. Lewis’ tales of Narnia, when the golden lion Aslan shows up, the eternal winter of the land of Narnia begins to turn into spring. That’s what our Savior is doing in the world now. It’s not totally as it will be. It’s just the beginning, but despite the abuse and neglect our battered earth has suffered over millennia, God hasn’t turned his back on it. He includes our earth in his redemption plan. And, as we, bit by bit, turn our lives over to him, this renovation is happening in us as well.

2 thoughts on “The Big Thaw

  1. One of my favorite verses. I gave a whole sermon based on this several years ago and followed it with several pictures of God’s great creation.

    God’s blessing. Lorna Peterson



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