I’ve had a wonderful conversation this evening with a dear friend who is a deep and beautiful thinker. My friend was pondering Incarnational theology (Jesus as G_d in the flesh – as opposed to ‘just’ a man) and kindly allowed me to participate in the discussion. I was asked why I believe in the incarnation – this was my answer.
When I add up all the narrative and imagery of scripture – from Adam’s betrayal in the Garden to Abraham’s Blood Path with G_d, To the binding of Isaac, Noah and the flood, to the beauty of the Exodus story, David and Goliath, the Prophets, etc. There is this thread that elegantly runs through it of G_d’s deep involvement – His movement in and through His creation and those that’s hearts are bent towards Him.
When adding up the sum of these stories alongside the character of G_d – I see the picture that it paints – and it IS Jesus.
Jesus is the encapsulation of all the story of mankind and all the story of G_d in one – He is fully mankind and fully the Way of G_d - this to me is THE Truth I’ve come to believe.
I’m grateful for these kinds of conversations because they help me to put some of my thoughts and beliefs in writing for the first time. I’m excited about this way of viewing the Incarnation and think I may do some additional work on it. What are your thoughts?