Daily message – 23 Nov 2020

By dying he prevented us from dying. By his death he purchased life for us. But in allowing himself to be overcome by death, it was not to be swallowed up in its abyss but rather to annihilate it so that it could not annihilate us. … he laid it low, when it was hanging over us and crowing as though we were already defeated.

— John Calvin, “The Institutes of Christian Religion”