Saturday, January 06, 2024

Phillips: our Contemporary

Saturday, January 6, 2024
    For through [Christ Jesus] we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
    —Ephesians 2:18 (NIV)
    God has become Man! From henceforth God is no absentee impersonal Omnipotence. God and Man are indissolubly linked. God has not only made His Personal Visit, not only given us the pattern of true and happy living, not only died to reconcile us to Himself, not only risen again both to shatter the fear of death and to prove His own claims, but there is no barrier now between Him and us. God in Christ is our Contemporary, and if that is not Good News it would be difficult to know what is!
    ... J. B. Phillips (1906-1982), God With Us: a Message for Christmas, London: Epworth Press, 1957, p. 12 (see the book)
    See also Eph. 2:18; Zech. 12:10; Matt. 26:64; Mark 16:19; John 1:14; Acts 2:32-33; 5:30-31; Rom. 8:34; Col. 3:1; Heb. 7:25; 8:1-2; 12:2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your intercession is life to Your people.
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