Day 3: Future Shock

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead… not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” (Eph 1:18-21)

“If there is no evidence of the newness as something lived, should we not be laughed out of sight? The church has the task of demonstrating the presence of the new age in the midst of the old. That means living into one’s own God-defined future.” (Snodgrass, Who God Says You Are: A Christian Understanding of Identity)

Questions: If someone asked you why you believe the new creation can be experienced today, could you share a recent personal story? Just as Paul exclaimed, “I have seen the Lord,” we too must also have stories to share with the outside world. The world is longing to see the new creation in action.

Let’s pray: “Jesus, thank you for all new creation I’ve experienced so far. To the glory of your name, let there be even more in my life and my church. Let me have new stories to share with others for this world longs to see that what we have is real.”

-ES

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