News.cincinnati.com is reporting that demolition has begun in Over-the-Rhine that will make the way for the new Cincinnati streetcar. Buildings at Race and Henry are being brought down to make space for the streetcar project. Cincinnati will be benefitting from the new streetcar downtown, but in the meantime those buildings needed to go in order for the maintenance facility that will service the streetcar to be placed at Race and Henry. The new facility is a large step toward the streetcar project that has been questioned at every turn thus far.
Hebrews 9:15, states, “For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, since a death has occurred for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, that those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.” In order for the New Covenant in Christ Jesus to be established something devastating had to happen first. While Jesus’ death was difficult for him, something new and wonderful has been built in the wake of his death and resurrection. The Church has been built on the foundation of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Cincinnati Christians understand that the new life they experience in Christ Jesus is because “He died for all, that those who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who for their sakes died and rose again” (2 Cor. 5:15). Cincinnati Christians, like Paul, “have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me” (Gal. 2:20). Today, Cincinnati Christians are urged to lay down their lives daily so that they might live by and for the Son of God.