Thursday, July 26, 2007

CQOD: 07/27/07 -- Barclay: the unknowable name

Christian Quotation of the Day

July 27, 2007
Commemoration of Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher, 1901
    I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
    -- Revelation 19:11-13 (NIV)

    It may well be that the unknowable name stands for the ultimate mystery of Jesus Christ. His love we can experience; His salvation we can appropriate; His help we can claim; but there remains in Him the divine mystery of the Incarnation, which is beyond our understanding, and before which we can only worship and adore.
    ... William Barclay (1907-1978), The Revelation of John [1961] (Vol.II)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, what You have revealed is amazing to us. Your people await Your final Word.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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