CREATION. We live in a created world. God made it and he made it well. There is beauty in our world and we need not fear or flee it. We can affirm the goodness of creation and participate in making our world better. Our world belongs to God, therefore it also belongs to us. Not only are we stewards of God’s good creation, we’re also heirs.
FALL. We live in a fallen world. There is pain and brokenness and evil in our world. All things are fallen and all things have been bent away from good. Because of this we are not surprised by all that is wrong in the world. We know God’s heart is grieved and we share in his sorrow, all the more so because of our culpability in the fall.
REDEMPTION. We live in a loved world. God has not abandoned our world because of its fall. God has not abandoned us because of our rebellion against him. Instead, God did something quite unexpected. He redoubled his overtures toward our world. Knowing that we could never pay for our sins, he sent his Son to pay the price for us.