Three-dimensional faith

Hebrews 2:10-18

While vacationing in Orlando, Florida, my wife and I visited the “Terminator 2 Show” at Universal Studios. We entered the studio and received special 3-D glasses. When we peered through the glasses, the length and width of the images on the movie screen were deepened and our experience enhanced.

The glasses created the illusion that every action in the film was directed toward us. By adding another dimension, our experience seemed richer and more complete. After all, a 3-D picture is more comprehensive than a two-dimensional one. In fact, we often use the idiom “3-D” to refer to experiences whose effects are more far-reaching than usual.

Despite all of the technological wonders, however, the Universal picture was still artificial. By contrast, Paul declares that the revelation of Christ makes a real difference in at least three different dimensions: the personal, the communal and the cosmic.


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