God is with us in Christ

Posted: December 12, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Uncategorized

Could any single point be more distinctly stated and more conclusively proved than this, that our Divine and adorable Redeemer constitutes, in His person, a perfect revelation of the essential glory of the Godhead? All that we clearly, savingly know of God, is just the measure of our aquaintance with this truth. Jesus brings God near. ‘Thou art near, O Lord.’ Oh, how near! ‘They shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.’

The most stupendous, glorious truth which created mind ever grasped is involved in this wondrous declaration, ‘Emmanuel, God with us.’ With what glory does this invest the Bible! what a foundation does it lay for faith! what substance does it impart to salvation! and what a good hope does it place before the believing soul! God is with us in Christ, with us in the character of our reconciled Father, with us in every step of our journey to heaven, with us to guide us in perplexity, to soothe in sorrow, to comfort in bereavement, to rescue in danger, to shield in temptation, to provide in want, to support in death, and to conduct us safely to glory.

My soul! fall prostrate in the dust before the majesty of this amazing, this precious truth; adore the wisdom that has revealed it, and admire the grace that makes itthine!

— Octavius WinslowThe Glory of the Redeemer in His Person and Work(Pittsburgh, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, n.d.)

 

HT:OFI

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