What the Incarnation Means…

Here is a gem from Donald MacLeod, quoted by Peter Leitart on what it means for Jesus to be with us:

“For the Son of God, the incarnation meant a whole new set of relationships: with his father and mother; with his brothers and sisters; with his disciples; with the scribes, the Pharisees, and the Sadducees; with Roman soldiers and with lepers and prostitutes.  It was within these relationships that he lived his incarnate life, experiencing pain, poverty, and temptation; witnessing squalor and brutality; hearing obscenities and profanities and the hopeless cry of the oppressed.  He lived not in sublime detachment or in ascetic isolation, but ‘with us,’ as ‘the fellow-man of all men,’ crowded, busy, harassed, stressed and molested.  No large estate gave him space, no financial capital guaranteed his daily bread, no personal staff protected him from interruptions and no power or influence protected him from injustice.  He saved us from alongside us.”

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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