Thursday, January 10, 2008

#9- The Invisibility of God: Incarnation

We have a word for this (The Word became Flesh): Incarnation. Incarnation describes God turning up in the world that he made and that he owns. Jesus is divinity with a face: God moving into the neighborhood and settling in.

Jesus is divinity with breath in his lungs (breath that can, we find out, be stopped in by an execution.) The Messiah Jesus is divinity with hands and particular size feet (hands and feet that are flesh and can be pierced by Roman nails.)

Every birth is a miracle, this one much more so.

God, then, took the same path that you did.


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