Living in the New Order of the Resurrection (Tues. Sept. 7)

The word of the day is “new.”  We live in an old world whose days and months, and years keep spinning around like a top.  But like the child’s toy, the earth’s rotations will eventually come to an end.  Today in 2 Corinthians 5:15-21, St. Paul speaks of the results of Christ’s death and resurrection.  He writes, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (vs. 17).  The Greek word for creation is derived from the word “kosmos” (Strong’s #2889, 144).  This familiar word refers to the harmonious order of the universe that God has fashioned.  In this sense, the apostle writes that those who are “in…