The World to Come and the One Who Rules It

Pastor Dan Nichols


The World to Come and the One Who Rules It
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Sermon Text: Hebrews 2:5-9

In C.S. Lewis's story The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, one of the characters Reepicheep, who is a mouse - valiant and courageous, shares a poem with Edmund and Lucy that had been spoken over him since he was a baby, "Where sky and water meet, where the waves grow sweet, doubt not, Reepicheep, to find all you seek, there is the utter east.” Reep goes on to tell the children, “I do not know what it means. But the spell of it has been on me all my life.” Many of us have felt the effects of this spell. We may know the desire for another world, a better one, a world that is sweeter than this one, where all that you desire is provided for, where righteousness and justice are prevalent, where love is full and joy is both deep and wide. And it may be that some of us need to feel that spell more strongly, this longing for another world. It is here in the book of Hebrews that we begin to catch a vision for this world to come and the one who rules over it.