The final word is never that of warning, of judgment, of punishment, of a barrier erected, of a grave opened. We cannot speak of it without mentioning all these things. The Yes cannot be heard unless the No is also heard. But the No is said for the sake of the Yes and not for its own sake. In substance, therefore, the first and last word is Yes and not No.Karl Barth
God’s YES repudiates our no; God’s YES overwhelms our no; God’s YES is the final answer to any and all no’s. When we begin to realize this truth of God’s unconditional love for us, we can begin to be transformed as a people following the risen, loving God.
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~ Rev. Nick