Sorry if I ruined the ending for you.But I think the Bible is a story that you have to know where you’re going in order to know where you are.
Like any good story the Bible is full of foreshadowing to what’s coming up and echoes of what came before. Whether the poetic “In the beginning” or the epic wind rushing at Pentecost, the stories throughout the Bible connect in one larger arc, moving from God’s good but fractured creation to God’s New Creation, the future breaking into the present.
It’s like an ongoing movie and we all have a part to play. This is a story about love and liberation, about God and a world that is always good and being made good again. This is the story of the Bible. (And you thought it was just a few greatest hits from the Old Testament like Noah and Moses all leading up to a dude on a cross.)
This is why we read the story before us; to know how to continue bringing it to life in our world today. (To know where we’re going we have to know where we’ve been.) In order to know the part we play in this story we have to know how the main character (God) interacts with the rotating groups of supporting roles (Israel, Babylon, Jesus, Disciples, Rome, you, me, etc.).
And so we set out on a journey through the narrative of scripture, this ever unfolding story of Creation to New Creation. Some people are quick to say that this is God’s story.
And they’re right. It is God’s story. But it’s also your story and mine.
One of my favorite parts was when the band froze on stage and a girl with gold hair skipped across. (You should probably watch the latest Valtari Mystery Film for it to make sense.)
And for the full Sigur Rós experience from the night, NPR has posted some photos and the full audio.
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