What if you were confronted with a question like this; “I’ve tried to read the Bible, but it just seems so long and confusing. If there truly is a God, and if He loves us as much as I hear people say he does, then why is it so confusing…and why are there all these really bad things going on in the world; wars, diseases, accidents, famine, viruses…I just don’t get it?”
Like it or not, you have just been given an invitation to explain The Creator’s metanarrative.
Perhaps at this moment you are saying something like; “I don’t even know what a metanarrative is…let alone try to explain God’s metanarrative.”
Truth is, we all “narrate” our own life stories all the time. One has to look no further than social media to see a very clear example of how we do this…pictures, phrases, songs, poems, etc., all posted in a collage that reveals “us” to the world, our personally curated-self to the world.
God has His own Facebook page too…it’s called the Bible…God revealing Himself to us.
Over the next 5 weeks, we will explore this metanarrative. Week-1 we will look at the Bible from a big-picture over-arching perspective. Then, in weeks 2 through 4 we will look at the 4 major themes in the Bible; Creation, the Fall, Redemption, then the New Creation.
Most revealing perhaps, will be as we look at how we are already living in the New Creation now…just not fully yet!