Thursday, March 6, 2008

Isaiah 65:17

C. S. Lewis reminded us that evil is not ultimate, nor does it rival ultimacy, but is derivative and parasitic. And because of the cross and resurrection of Jesus, it is temporary. The gospel promises that the Lord will create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind (Isaiah 65:17). The "former things" that will fade away, then, are not the creation but the evils and sorrows forced on the creation through our sin. The creation will be "set free" (Romans 8:21). This video suggests in a faint way -- and in reverse chronological order with each pair of photographs -- how humane and enduring is the goodness of God in his creation which not even our sin can destroy.

Praise the Lord for his overruling goodness! We have so much to look forward to.

I thank Gaye Clark for directing my attention to this video.