Friday, you have lost: the New Creation broke in upon us five days ago.
‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in Paradise.’* I, my Lord? And when the Sabbath was past, we saw new Sabbath overtake the world.
* ‘When a Christian dies, he enters eternity and immediately arrives at that moment where Jesus is coming and paradise is restored. Like pushing through the fur coats in the wardrobe and tumbling into Narnia, the believer who dies in the Lord instantly arrives there. In the meantime, those who are left behind continue to measure their experience with clocks and calendars, constrained by the schedules and routines that we are forced to keep.’ (Peter Slofstra, ‘Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise’)