The Unscripted God

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In the place least expected,
in the way least expected,
under conditions least expected,
God shows up.

Unpredictable, unimaginable,
incomprehensible.
Divinity and humanity
in one bundle.

Splendor in a stable
Divinity in diapers
Majesty in a manger
This is our God.

What God looks like

It is God Himself, personally present and redeemingly active, who comes to meet men in this Man of Nazareth. Jesus is more than a religious genius, such as George Fox, and more than a holy man, such as the lovable Lana in Kipling’s Kim. He himself knows that he is more. The Gospel story is a tree rooted in the familiar soil of time and sense; but its roots go down into the Abyss and its branches fill the Heavens; given to us in terms of a country in the Eastern Mediterranean no bigger than Wales, during the Roman Principate of Tiberius Caesar in the first century of our era, its range is universal; it is on the scale of eternity. God’s presence and his very Self were made manifest in the words and works of this Man. In short, the Man Christ Jesus has the decisive place in man’s ageless relationship with God.

He is what God means by ‘Man’.
He is what man means by ‘God’.

–J. S. Whale

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