But John's Gospel tells us that, in Jesus, Heaven is breaking into the realm of "earth" right now! Jesus is the resurrection and the life; resurrection is happening now! Each day, we face a choice: to clothe ourselves in that abundant, heavenly life of Jesus Christ or to remain clothed in the shroud of death. Either we live like heaven is in us and around us, like God's reign is fully manifest on earth as it is in heaven, or we live in the midst of hell. We cannot have it both ways. By choosing one, we reject the other. What will we choose?
This week's sermon...from John 11.