This week I was reminded of the importance of the word 'Lord'.
It's all over in the Bible. In the Gospel according to Luke the writer uses it even before Jesus has risen from the dead. If you're watching for it--as if you are truly watching for the risen Lord--it strikes you every time you see it.
You might say that the word is a 'last word' when it comes to our sin. It's not that Jesus just paid for our sin. He's the Lord over it. He's the Lord over death, the Lord over the devil.
That's why it's so crucial that the focus on Jesus continues when looking at the so-called 'Acts of the Apostles'. The Church is all about what Jesus is continuing to do.
Ultimately it's all about what Jesus will do at the end of time. The rest are just details.
We can easily lose a proper perspective on time. I'll talk a bit more about that next week ... if I have the time. But there HAS to be a better way of saying that!