Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Under the Impact Advent 2

As you celebrate Advent and prepare for the coming of our Lord, meditate on these words.

"Because Jesus Christ is God, he not only make God known but what he does is work of God. Hid word and deed is the word and deed of God. His love and compassion is the love and compassion of the Father. When he forgives that is the very forgiveness of God ... 'There is no God behind the back of Jesus.' In other words there is no other God than the one we see in Jesus and no act of God other than the act of Jesus. The word and act of Jesus and of the Father are identical. The deity of Jesus is therefore the guarantee that the reconciliation we see and receive in him is the reconciliation of God himself" (From the editor's introduction to Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ by Thomas F. Torrance).

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