Death to Life
Incalculable power is wrapped in how God relentlessly redeems the story when it seems death has the last word. What to us looks like the end is only the beginning. Such is the story of our salvation Jesus prepares for his death. God is masterful at turning the story of death to life.
We see it paralleled in creation. The cones of the lodgepole pine growing in the west only open, dropping their seed when exposed to very high heat—like that of a forest fire. So their seeds are only scattered in what seems like the end. In fact, it’s only the beginning of not just another, but more life. God’s storytelling.
Jesus knew what he was doing, who it was for, and ultimately where it would lead. His eyes were on the cross, but he saw further—to his bodily resurrection, and the resurrection of our hearts in him.
Will you show us, O God, the seeds of new life you are growing in us? AMEN.