OK — this is just funny:
Today we look forward to the promise and potential of the next 12 months — a new calendar year. That’s nothing, though, compared to the eternal promise we have in Christ. May the New Year be a reminder of the One who says “Behold, I am making all things new.”
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:1-4
Pretty much summed up here:
Yes, I’m aware Nordic countries have significant welfare states. But what socialism they have is heavily underwritten by capitalism… which is the only way it can work.
He is risen! He is risen indeed!
A new take on an old classic: