Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ – The Mystery Begins

Chapter 2 of Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ presents us with the beginning of the Great Mystery – Jesus is the glory of God revealed.

Jesus, human and divine. Jesus, born of Mary. Jesus, “in whom the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.” (Colossians 2:9)

Last time we talked about seeing the glory of God revealed in the majesty of Creation. Now we see God’s glory in a more immediate and personal way. In a person; in Jesus. Its still not about us. Its about God revealing God’s fullness in Jesus.

But in a small [and important] way – its about us. Its about us because the purpose God’s glory being revealed in these ways (in Creation, in Jesus) is to establish the basis of a relationship with us. God’s not content to stay far off; God is drawing near. God is pulling back the veil.

God is I AM. God is present. Right here.

Jesus is Emmanuel. “God with us.” He is present. Right here.

And that, is glorious.

~ Godspeed.

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