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8/16/19

God is both infinite and intimate.

Last Sunday we considered the song (Psalm 139) written by David for the leader of music in the temple. We saw a picture of God who is limitless in his knowledge and presence.

Staggering and mind blowing are two words that come to mind when we consider God knowing everything (omniscience) that was, is, or ever will be, for all people, at all times, at the same time! It is equally “other” of God to be at all places at all times, particularly with his people. David marveled at God’s interaction in the womb of his mother—that his presence is that pervasive (omnipresence). God’s limitlessness sets him far apart: the Creator reigns over His creatures.

Yet, this infinite God became intimate.

In Jesus, God Himself entered a womb--the Creator subjected himself to the indignities of the creature. That humility continues for 33 years as Jesus lived among a people, speaking words of life, healed the sick, cared for the marginalized until he was marginalized, mistreated by governmental officials, sentenced to death, and crucified. The resurrection was the event of events as this made a way for us to know, not only that we are known by God, but to know him. “This is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God and Jesus, whom you have sent.” John 17:3. In and through Jesus, we enter into intimacy with God the Father and God the Son through God the Holy Spirit.

Good news! You are known by God, and you can know him!

Larry Szyman

Pastor for Missional Life

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