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Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Word speaks
The Word speaks all things into being at the beginning. But then, when his
creatures deface the world by contradicting his speaking (by denying their own
natures as he has spoken them), the Word just keeps on talking. At the very
instants of their contradictions, without a single throat-clearing or a
moment's hesitation, he counterspeaks their contradiction in his same, original
voice. In him, creation and redemption are one act; both have always been going
on full force in everything. True enough, it took time for Scripture to reveal
that gracious gift. But when it's all set down in black and white, grace is its
ultimate point. It proclaims that the Word who makes the world is identical
with the Word who saves the world, and it says he's always been doing both
jobs. No matter how lost the world may get, it's always been found in the
mystery of its Maker.