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Matthew 12:38-42

Sometimes looking back
We look forward
Toward the future held in store
What was so much more
Than we originally knew
What will we do
Now that we know?

If we go on as if what has happened isn’t for us?
We miss the bus.
Will we trust in what God has spoken?

The story of Jonah wasn’t a token
An island event unattached
It matched the heart of God being revealed
A God who healed
And who has dealed with us in so much grace
Offering place
So we’d stop running our own race
Slow our pace
Turn away from disgrace
Turning toward Him
It must begin, within
But not remain unseen
If we know what love means
It arrives on the shores of our lives

(this was all in response to Jonah
We live in an era that is much later,
And have celebrated something even greater!)

1 Corinthians 15:19-28

Reflections on resurrection.
On closer inspection we find
God has signed the deed
For all we need
As we’ve been freed from the bondage of
Even death
Our final breath will not be our last
We’ve passed the point of no return
As Christ has given what we could never earn
(Started when we weren’t even concerned.)
With Adam, all things were changed
Creation rearranged
Our relationship with God – estranged

But here – quite clear
that when Christ came near
Unthroned all sources of fear
New Life went out
Spreading deeper than sin ever had
Because we were not “bad”
We were infected
But now the stone that was rejected
Has become our cornerstone
Taken His throne
Called us His own.
And from this view –

We see all things. New.

1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Because she has loved me
She will love me.

As the sunset is bursting with beauty
So the sunrise will be beauty filled.

The way this toy boat floats
So also an aircraft carrier.

The whimsy of a floating balloon
Increases as you release it.

If A = B = C
A = C

If an impossibility happens
The impossible is possible.

In the same way
Paul uses logic
To prove the illogical.

The first fruits
From a New tree.
Foretaste of what will be.

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