Saturday, December 20, 2014

Advent Thought #21, December 21

I was reading from Ravi Zacharias this morning on the problem of evil and the cross.  It is something that has to be read multiple times to fathom.  (from Jesus Among Other Gods)

Christmas and Easter are, in a sense, holiday bookends to the Christmas story, although the story precedes Christmas and goes on after Easter.  And I hear people argue about which is more important, but I think that is a pointless argument.  We can't have a cross and resurrection without a born body.  We can't have the end without the beginning.

Someone posted on Facebook this from C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle.  Some of my favorite words in literature.

“And as He spoke, He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”

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