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The land had served its

The land had served its purpose, like an airport runway, to provide a temporary residence for the ancestors of the Messiah, David’s greater Son; to host the incarnation, a home for the Lord Jesus Christ; and so be made ever holy through the shedding of his innocent blood upon it. The land provided a base, a strategic launch pad for God’s rescue mission, from which the apostles would take the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. In the New Testament, the land, like an old wineskin, had served its purpose. It was and remains, irrelevant to God’s ongoing redemptive purposes for the world

Stephen Sizer

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