Already and Not Yet

Scripture: Hebrews 2:5-11

The world, according to the biblical story, is heading somewhere. We’re not going round in circles, with civilizations rising and falling for ages without end. There is indeed a “world to come” in which Jesus will rule over all things with perfect justice, wisdom, power, and love. In fact, that world is already here in part, breaking into the present form of this world, but it is not yet here in its fullness, which will only take place at the end of this age. Christians live in this current tension, and both aspects must be held together if we are to live with the power and joy that Jesus offers.