Who says Martin Luther isn’t a Biblical Theologian? Sitting around the table with friends, he overviews redemptive history in short measure. Humanity was exiled from the garden, Jesus took our exile and brought us back, and this return has begun (already), but will be completed in the future (not yet). In his words,
First, let us remember, that because of the fall of Adam, we were driven from paradise and became homeless and destitute.
Second, let us think about the Son of God who shared our exile and brought us back to our Father’s kingdom from which we had been expelled.
Third, that we remember the lesson of this exile and that our homeland is not upon this earth (Philippians 3:20), but there will come another life, namely the eternal.