Saturday, June 11, 2005


Peter Writes to the Jews

The kind of thing that gets me excited is the view of the Lamb of God from all perspectives. There is the promise given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, this blessing to all nations. Then, given thousands of years of waiting, the view is what the disciples saw in the gospels...and then, as their lives change in dramatic ways, the apostles look back with certainty, "That was the Lamb of God, the promise of our Messiah in the flesh." Peter wrote to the Jews: "Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, 'And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.' Unto you first, God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning every one of you from his iniquities." ~Acts 3:25-26
Maybe you have a similar loss of perspective that I have always had. History has not been my favorite thing so the sense of time passed is cloudy; future, present, past all jumble together in my head as an anthology of stories. This is how Edith Schaeffer's book brings back the sensibility of history.

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