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Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 354: From baby talk to reality

Today's Reading: Hebrews 1-6

There is just something about Greek that thrills me. We miss so much of the flair of a passage when we read it in English. Take for instance the first couple of verses in Hebrew.

It gives this marvelous picture of God, speaking to an infant humanity in baby talk. "In the past, God 'goo-goo-gaa-gaaed' to us through the prophets." Can't you just see God holding humanity in loving arms and trying to make us understand the kingdom of God? Much like the infant who has no clue about her mother's world or his dad's world, we couldn't begin to understand God's ways, so high above us.

But then, God came in flesh and blood reality to us in Jesus Christ. Language in a person. Not just a picture which spoke a thousand words, but a reality which was the incarnation of all God is.

What a marvelous image and paradigm!

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