“Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” – John 12:24
“The last enemy to be destroyed is death...Death is swallowed up in victory.” – 1 Corinthians 15:26, 54
"The greater the sin, the greater the mercy, the deeper the death and the brighter the rebirth.” - C. S. Lewis
"This story...has the very taste of primary truth." - J. R. R. Tolkien

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The King of Ages

King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer, Liberator – he is mighty to save. He is victorious. He is the great Healer, the One with the power to redeem a broken and fallen world, and the wisdom to turn evil on its head to achieve the redemption, to bring a higher beauty out of ugliness. He is the Lord of all, the King of Ages, the King of the universe, and of all people, and yet he is also our Father, and we are his treasured possession, his sons and daughters. He is the Giver of life and being, the one who knit together our very consciousnesses, the Creator and Designer who brings majestic things into being and upholds their existence, the Orderer who gives symmetry and beauty to all things, the grand Weaver in whom all the diverse threads of the tapestry of reality hold together, the Composer of the Great Music and the Great Themes, the Author of the Great Story, the Perfecter of the fallen and of all reality. He is our Captain and our Banner, our Great Rider who is with us and goes before us in battle. To him belongs all beauty, majesty, wisdom, knowledge, strength, power, honor, and glory. He is worthy. Surely here is one whom we can serve and honor and love, one for whom we can live and die, one in whose ranks and in whose power we can stand our ground against the rulers and authorities and powers of this dark world. The battle between good and evil is real and terrible, but God has triumphed over death and made a Way. There is a way to God.

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