CHRIST, WORK OF
Em Griffin writes, in Making Friends, about three kinds of London maps: the
street map, the map depicting throughways, and the underground map of the subway.
"Each map is accurate and correct," he writes, "but each map does not give
the complete picture. To see the whole, the three maps must be printed one on top of each
other. However, that is often confusing, so I use only one 'layer' at a time.
"It is the same with the words used to describe the death of Jesus Christ. Each
word, like redemption, reconciliation, or justification, is accurate and
correct, but each
word does not give the complete picture. To see the whole we need to place one 'layer' one
top of the other, but that is sometimes confusing--we cannot see the trees for the whole!
So we separate out each splendid concept and discover that the whole is more than the sum
of its parts."