Nov 8 2015 // A Sin-Filled Christ // 2 Corinthians 5:1-21

God's Christ will not participate in our project of expunging our weakness. On the contrary, he has swallowed our weakness into himself, imbibing our sin and death such that it has become a part of him. And he now carries the wounds and sorrows of our failures into the new creation. Jesus is a basin into which all the broken horrors of this world are poured, even us. He takes us into himself as we are, making our many deaths his own. Resurrection, then, is not the shedding of death but the eruption of new life shaped by it. Jesus knows what it is to be a sinner, to bear the burden shame, the weight of guilt, and the cross of repentance.