We live in two ages at once. We live during the final age of the old world and at the dawn of the new.
C.S. Lewis paints a vivid picture of this in his book The Great Divorce where the endless, dead City of Man stretches out in all directions and is lit by the cold half-light of a seemingly perpetual dusk. A sunset where the sun never goes down.
Until it finally does set. And the night comes. And the hammer of judgment and justice falls. And the age of wrong, and sin, and alienation, and injustice, and slavery, and racism, and sexism, and all the other “-isms” is put away — along with death — for ever…
Preached on December 24 & 25, 2016 at Holy Trinity Church Inwood.