Understanding the Incarnation

C.S. LEWIS, helping us to understand the Incarnation.

“In the Christian story God descends to re-ascend.

He comes down; down from the heights of absolute being into time and space, down into humanity; down further still, if embryologists are right, to recapitulate in the womb ancient and pre-human phases of life; down to the very roots and seabed of the Nature He has created.

But He goes down to come up again and bring the whole ruined world up with Him.

One has the picture of a strong man stooping lower and lower to get himself underneath some great, complicated burden. He must stoop in order to lift, he must almost disappear under the load before he incredibly straightens his back and marches off with the whole mass swaying on his shoulders.

Or one may think of a diver, first reducing himself to nakedness, then glancing in mid-air, then gone with a splash, vanished, rushing down through green and warm water into black and cold water, down through increasing pressure into the death-like region of ooze and slime and old decay; then up again, back to color and light, his lungs almost bursting, till suddenly he breaks surface again, holding in his hand the dripping, precious thing that he went down to recover.

He and it are both colored now that they have come up into the light: Down below, where it lay colorless, in the dark, He lost His color too.”

Who could have come up with it… GOD BECOMING A MAN… so HE could rescue some of us. Some of us, because His Word tells us there will only be a Remnant (a few), who will take HIS outstretched hand.

Have YOU reached out to touch the Hand of GOD?

Ernie
In HIM I found me.

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God Whispers Your Name

Can You Hear HIM Whisper YOUR NAME?

Just how important is your memory?

Without it you no longer would be able to function at your job. On your way home you might have forgotten which daycare you left your child at. You may have forgotten to pick up dinner on the way home. But even if you did pick it up you might not remember where home is.

Not being able to remember will cripple you. Without question, memory is the most precious gift we have from God. Memory is the foundation upon which all your senses rest and have meaning. Memory is the realm in which all your emotions exist and are filtered into actions.

Every society and culture throughout time had ways of reminding themselves nationally of memories that have meaning to all their people. Holidays are the way we use to celebrate and remember events that we care about as a nation. These holidays become traditions etched into the very fabric of our culture and who we are as individual people.

Holidays become days of remembrance that are joined to events of significance we want to honor: Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Easter, Christmas…even down to our Birthdays honoring the day we received life.
God is aware that we also need ways to remember HIM. For without the establishment of holidays that cause us to remember HIM…we will forget God.

One of the greatest holidays born again Jews and Christians should celebrate together is the Holiday of Passover. Why would a Christian want to celebrate this Jewish Holiday? Click below to read the rest of the story.

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