Monday, January 23, 2006

CQOD: 01/23/06 -- Brooks: the revelation of a Person

Christian Quotation of the Day

January 23, 2006
Commemoration of Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, spiritual writer, 1893
    Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
    -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (ESV)

    If the true revelation of God is in Christ, the Bible is not properly a revelation, but the History of a Revelation. This is not only a Fact but a necessity, for a Person cannot be revealed in a Book, but must find revelation, if at all, in a Person.
    ... Phillips Brooks (1835-1893), The Law of Growth [1902]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, show me more of Yourself in Scripture.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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