Saturday, April 28, 2012
It seems as though the Resurrection of Christ has forever transformed our experiences and interpretations of the basic, primary realities of "inside" and "outside."
Three instances of this (I'm sure there are many others):
--"Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, 'Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.' Thomas said to him, 'My Lord and my God!'" (John 20:26-28)
--"...But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported,'We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.” On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this. Then someone came and said, 'Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.'" (Acts 5:22-23)
--"That is why you are no longer foreigners and outsiders but citizens together with God's people and members of God's family." Ephesians 2:19