From The Editor -- By: Glenn R. Kreider

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 176:703 (Jul 2019)
Article: From The Editor
Author: Glenn R. Kreider

From The Editor

Glenn R. Kreider

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14, NIV).

The Creator of the universe became a creature. The one who breathed into the clay and made a living creature became himself a breathing creature. The powerful one became weak, the knowledgeable one became ignorant, the everywhere present one became localized, and the transcendent wholly other one came into the world that he created. And yet, he retained all of those divine attributes. This is the great and wonderful mystery of the incarnation. God became a human, subjected himself to the limitations of his world, and allowed his creatures to kill the giver of life. And then he came back from the dead so that all creation would have hope.

God’s condescension is a major theme in the Scriptures. The biblical writers regularly portray the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as transcendent and powerful while also, occasionally at the same time, revealing him in his immanence and humility. Not just during the Christmas season, but every day it is good to be reminded that the God of love demonstrated his love by coming to us; God with us.

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