Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Wesley: the infinite God

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
    Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr
    [Jesus:] All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
    —Matthew 11:27 (ESV)
JESUS, the infinite I AM,
With God essentially the same,
With him enthroned above all height,
As God of God, and Light of Light,
Thou art by thy great Father known,
From all eternity his Son.

Thou only dost the Father know,
And wilt to all Thy followers show,
Who cannot doubt Thy gracious will
His glorious Godhead to reveal;
Reveal Him now, if Thou art He,
And live, eternal Life, in me.
    ... Charles Wesley (1707-1788), The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley, v. X, John Wesley, London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871, p. 252-253 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 11:27; John 8:58; Rom. 10:19-20; 16:25-26
Quiet time reflection:
    Live, eternal Life, in me.

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