This sermon was preached on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
It has been that there are three questions of supreme importance that all human beings should attempt to answer: 1) Where have I come from? 2) Where am I going? And 3) What am I supposed to do while I am here?
Dietrich Bonhoeffer said that apart from Jesus Christ we live in the anxious middle, we don’t know where we have come from or where we are going. Our life begins in the womb and ends in the tomb. The first is dark and warm and we don’t want to leave it. The second is dark and cold and we don’t want to enter it. We can see beyond neither. Only in Jesus can we see that we have come from God and that we are going to God.
Jesus came from God, and returned to God. As the apostle says in John 1:18, “No one has seen God, the only Son who is (right now) in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.” Let me say it again, only in Jesus do we see that we have come from God, and are going to God.