Saturday, May 2, 2009

Interactive Entry


Christ is risen!

"But when the officers came, they did not find them in the prison, so they returned and reported 'We found the prison securely locked and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened them we found no one inside.' Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them, wondering what this would come to. And someone came and told them, 'Look! The men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people.''"

The apostles in the locked prison; the disciples and Thomas in a closed room; Daniel in the lion's den; the three youths in the fiery furnace; Gideon hiding in the wine press; and, primarily and meta-gloriously, the Lord in the sealed tomb--and of course, the entire Incarnation--!--

Thus, the kingdom of heaven seems to be exothermic as opposed to enthothermic (unless I've accidentally mentally reversed these);

and unlike all those action movie heroes who rescue hostages by blasting their vehicles through plate-glass windows, God seems to love to work from the inside-out --

I wonder why,

and I wonder what other examples of this there might be in Scripture, and in history, and in our lives...any ideas, anyone?


Alice C. Linsley said...

From nothing to all things made through Christ Jesus.

From inside Africa (where Noah lived) to as far as the Indus River Valley.

From Jerusalem to the ends of the earth.

The "inside" to which you point is often presented as the sacred center between at 2 points, or at the point of intersection of the 4 cardinal points: North-South and East-West.

Indeed Christ is risen!

Anonymous God-blogger said...

Hmmm....God made everything out of nothing from the inside-out?

I'd never thought of it that way.

I'd always conceptualized it as an outside job.

Thank you, Alice!