Monday, 2 January 2012

The Year Of Christ's Victory, 2012

Happy New Year!

I read in the news headlines that the wealthy (i.e., who can afford to do so) world has been celebrating the New Year.

Being someone whose brain starts analysing everything, I wondered why. To most of them, it's an arbitrary event. We circled the sun one more time since last time that we celebrated doing so. Hurrah!

As often observed though, creatures are created; even when they don't really know why they're doing what they're doing, they do it.

For the Christian, the marking of time is meaningful. We believe in progress and success. We believe in the meaning and purpose and goal of history. Jesus has ascended his throne. His kingdom goes forwards. He exerts and makes known his dominion. In his all-wise way, he progressively brings the universe to rights through the suffering and obedience of his people. As the new and final Adam, each year he unfolds what he has purposed, especially through the lives of his covenant children, and brings the day when he shall be revealed in power and glory one revolution closer.

And 2012 will bring more of the same. Praise his name.

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