Reply To: Analyze one of the supplementary Bible passages in light of the course content. Do you see evidence of the Hebraic map? Did anything about the passage surprise you? Was there any part of the passage that stuck out to you in particular?
Throughout this course we explored a question that is central to the Christian faith- how do we navigate in two dimensions? How do we seek what is hidden in the midst of a constant paradox of light and darkness? In Matthew 6:33, Christ calls us to “seek first the kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”. This one verse is a beautiful summary of the Hebraic map. Jesus calls us to engage with him in a lifelong, linear journey of pursuing a Kingdom that is invisible to the physical world. As I completed this course, I was struck by the image of a Christian walking along a straight path towards the Kingdom of God, as a “foreigner and stranger on Earth” (Hebrews 11:13). Abraham accepted the call of faith and lived his life longing for a “better country- a heavenly one” (Hebrews 11:16). We are called to live with the same longing for the Kingdom of God, for the city God has prepared for us (Hebrews 11:16).