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Thursday, April 1, 2010

What if...

This Sunday is the hallmark of our Christian faith.

Christians around the globe will raise their hands up to worship the One who conquered death, abolished sin, and ushered in victory to whoever calls upon Jesus as Savior. Recently, I have been reading and thinking about a concept called the Butterfly Effect. In its essence, it teaches that everything is connected to everything. For example, it has been proven that a butterfly fluttering its wings in one part of the world can set in motion a hurricane that takes place in another part of the world.

In I Corinthians 15, Paul brings up this idea with Adam and Christ. Paul says that "through one man and his disobedience, death and sin were introduced into the world." He goes on in the very same verse (v. 22) to say, "that through another man's (Jesus) obedience, life was offered to all who believe." -Two men, two actions, two resounding effects-

one flapped their wings and set off a pattern of sin, hurt and brokenness in the world
One flapped their wings and set off a pattern of all life, healing, and redemption in the world

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