Posted December 29th, 2010 by admin with Comments Off
Infinite God, from eternity past, creating, with the Cross in sight, entering into time. The Timeless CREATING time – imagining the idea, then sustaining it with his own will and thought, carrying forward all of history to it’s great and glorious end: the real beginning.
I am a believer. That’s not to say that I believe in anything – quite the opposite. In most ways, I am a skeptic – an atheist, even. That’s just to say, there are a great many gods that I don’t believe in, and I do not like to be made a fool.
Yet, there is Jesus, and when I consider him – when I look back across history into His face, I see more than a mere caricature: I meet a person – flesh and blood. Jesus, as a person, is one I can’t shake, and his radical life is the sort that simply doesn’t make sense outside of a certain context, and that’s where everything gets weird.
I don’t believe to suggest that the pieces all fall together neatly: the infinite as finite, and Spirit as flesh is confusing enough to wrap ones mind around, but then three as one – even if a scientific model call be conceived of – when it works itself out into daily life is just hard to get one’s brain around. So I doubt, but then I always just slide back towards Jesus.
I suspect it is just a reflection of divine creativity, after-all, and creativity doesn’t always make easy sense. To consider an infinite God, from eternity past, creating a universe which He knows full well will fall – with the Cross in plain sight – then entering into time, though timeless – the creator and sustainer of time, no less. A baby, growing in Godliness like a normal man, carrying forward history itself by his own will. That’s creative – God knows, I would’ve never thought of it.
And that’s the beauty of it all – God doesn’t think, or act like me. Good for God.