New Creation

Pillars of Creation
The Eagle Nebula (“Pillars of Creation”) Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) [words added]

2 Corinthians 5:17 17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! (CEB)
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]

We have been inspired
by the life and teachings
by the compassion and grace
by the faithfulness and zeal
of Yeshua

His love of life
passion for God
pursuit of reconciliation
encourage and hearten us

He was willing to face death
so as not to compromise
how he lived and
what he taught.
His life, teachings, ministry, and death
inspire and embolden us
to live in a like manner
Big Bang + 13.7 billion years
= me, created from stardust
following in the Way of Yeshua
= me, created anew
a gift, in the name of God (perhaps)
an insistence
a calling
to turn the relational priorities
of empire and institutionalization
upside-down and inside-out
to demonstrate a preferential option for the poor
to be in solidarity with the least, last, lost, and left out
to empower widows, orphans, and the strangers in our midst

When we live in such a manner
in response to the insistence of God (perhaps)
we become
emissaries and advocates for
the Way of Yeshua
insurrectionists for
the Commonwealth of Peace and Justice
spokespersons who
make God manifest in the world
agents of reconciliation
binding up the wounds of the world

Print Friendly, PDF & Email