June 18, 2009

Salvation History in Microcosm

The more I think about it the more I'm convinced that Mark 4.35-41 contains the entirety of salvation history in six short verses. We have the wind (Spirit) taming of chaos in creation. We have fear and faithlessness. We have God speaking a new reality into existence. And we have Jesus' death (asleep on the boat) and resurrection (speaking peace into being). That's it, right? Creation, sin, death, redemption, resurrection.

What is the gospel?

Mark 4.35-41 - God is in chaos. God rules the chaos. God redeems the chaos. God gives peace.

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