Sunday, February 05, 2012

Buechner: the greatest miracle

Sunday, February 5, 2012
    Commemoration of Martyrs of Japan, 1597
    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
    —John 3:16-17 (NIV)
    The greatest miracle that Christianity has to proclaim is that the love that suffered agonies on that hill outside the city walls was the love of God himself, the love of God for his creation, which is a love that has no limit, not even the limit of death.
    ... Frederick Buechner (b. 1926), The Magnificent Defeat, Seabury Press, 1966, p. 89 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are love.
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