Quotes about incarnation

The relation of the Son to the Father in the Trinity, or that between the divine and human natures in the one person of Jesus, or the relationship between divine sovereignty and human responsibility in salvation and sanctification, or the relationship between the individual and the community in the church, or that between the divine and human el... read more

Our model is the Jesus, not only of Calvary, but of the workshop, the roads, the crowds, the clamorous demands and surly oppositions, the lack of all peace and privacy, the interruptions. For this, so strangely unlike anything we can attribute to the Divine life in itself, is apparently not only like, but is, the Divine life operating under huma... read more

Stories are the closest our words can ever come to being made flesh—gifts unwrapped in the imagination

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That God should be manifested in the flesh, the Creator made a creature; that he who was clothed with glory should be wrapped with rags of flesh; he who filled heaven and earth with his glory should be cradled in a manger; that the almighty God should flee from weak man—the God of Israel into Egypt; that the God of the law should be subject to... read more

We made ourselves filthy and corrupt, and God “cursed” us with death like a mother cursing her mud-caked children with a scalding shower. His curse swallows up our own. Time marches us to Death, and together they strip our hands. But there is a Man there, beside the grave, collecting all our grime, stripping more than hands—stripping heart... read more

While “there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Prov. 18:24), that same Friend sends us friends to help make his presence tangible and concrete. Nothing continues the incarnation like Christian friendship

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So let us not toss around willy-nilly words like “spirit,” “grace,” “peace,” and “hope.” The Bible will not let us have these ideas merely as ideas, as things. They are personal. Thus: “He himself is our peace” (Mic. 5:5; Eph. 2:14) and “God is love” (1 John 4:8). Let’s not ply in ethereal virtues, no matter how Chr... read more

[Jesus] is a living parable because he is inscrutable, eternal, ineffable God become a man, dwelling among men, tempted like men, sacrificed for me. As the parables contain the Spiritual power of awakening or deadening within stories of the human experience, Christ is the Spirit-conceived power of God undergoing the human experience.

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