Thursday, January 10, 2008

#8- The Invisibility of God: Made known in Palestine.

The Story begins in creation, and then lands in Palestine in the 1st Century AD.

V6-9 grounds the Story of God's Revelation in a particular time and place - initially to John the Baptist. But John was not the light, nor the Word, but he bore witness to the light.

No - you have to go to Verse 14 for that. This is the climax of the Story:

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth.

The word 'lived' is the word 'tabernacled', or 'pitched his Tent'. The one who created the world pitched his tent amongst us.

Jesus: God with us.

In Palestine. In the Christmas Story. In history.

More to come...

Pic on Flickr by josef.stuefer.

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