Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!Mark 1:15
Now is the time, God has come in the form of Jesus. The infinite has met and became the finite. Now is the time, there’s immediacy, just as a child coming into the world, God came in the form of Jesus into the world. Again, the infinite became the finite.
We are to live into God’s reign and kingdom now. The word “repent” in Mark 1:15 means to wrap your mind and heart around a new reality, it’s recognition language, in light of the “good news” we are to recognize this new reality of God’s kingdom and reign. The Good news is there is a new reality of God being loose in the world. A new kingdom is present, a different reality is breaking in, and our recognition is the repentance Jesus speaks of here. Some have made repentance an individual confession as opposed to what God, in Jesus, was doing in the beginning by forming a community with whom the presence of God is so evident that the promise of God’s peace is glimpsed even in the midst of chaos.