Chaos. Confusion. Danger. Disarray. Darkness. Turbulence. Turmoil. Mayhem.

This was the condition of the world that the disciples found themselves in. When Jesus had sent them across the Sea of Galilee, the waters were calm and life was easy. But now the wind was fierce and the waves were rough and battered their boat. The Sea was hard, chaotic, just like the world in which they lived.

And in the middle of this Jesus came to them, walking on the water. And, He said to them,

“It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they were glad to take Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going. John 6:21

We live in a world that is no less chaotic. We live in a world where there is disharmony all around us. This world is not the way it should be. The kingdom of this present evil age is full of dissonance, discord and disarray.

And into this raging, chaotic sea of life, Christ enters. And He comes bringing with Him a new kingdom, a kingdom full of beautiful melodies and harmonies, a kingdom of peace.

David McWilliams, author of Galatians: A Mentor Commentary writes, “Christians might think of the two-age construct in terms of musical harmony. You find yourself in a room and a cacophonous band begins to play loudly and erratically. Then, from another room, you hear for the first time a Bach motet, at full volume; in beautiful, entrancing harmony the sounds invade the room in which you are living. As the music of Bach wafts into the room, the cacophony also continues. Immediately, under the spellbinding attraction of the motet, you make your way toward the harmonious music. “That is my home! That is where my heart is! That is where I long to live,” you say to yourself. “That will be my destination! Harmony has invaded my life; the beauty for which I long answers to the purpose of existence.” Even though you as a Christian still live in the midst of discord as you journey toward the room from which harmony, beauteous concord, emanates, you have come to disown the cacophony of this world as you journey steadily onward toward the next, your real home. Like a Bach motet intruding into cacophony, in Christ the beauty and harmony of eternity have entered into time.” (p. 32)

This is the kingdom we get to sample each and every week when we gather to worship. And so Christ calls to us through Paul’s Galatian letter to leave behind the chaotic world, the present evil age in which we live and sample the kingdom of beauty that is breaking into our world.

Come and enjoy Him, because, He calls to His Children.

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to Whom be the Glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Galatians 1:3-5)

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