…love is the side of human nature that lies next to God, and brings us in vital contact with him.
Jesus was distinguished from all persons of human history by his vivid consciousness of God within. This was the secret of his power. He bore into human hearts the strong conviction of a divine presence, and men were made to feel the invisible Reality that was ever working within him, and through him upon others. It was from this there went forth a virtue for the moral healing of the soul and the calming of its doubts and fears.
The central point of our existence is divine, and God is incarnated in the whole of humanity, but men have not known this and perceived it, as did Jesus of Nazareth. With him it was not a theory, a speculation, an hypothesis, but an intense consciousness, a living verity and reality. From this divine depth of his being he spake and acted, oftentimes losing sight of the human element in his complex nature, and he stood forth before the people as the God-Man and the Man-God. Hence his wonderful power over diseases of mind and body, for, as Paul affirms, “All power is of God” (Romans 13:1).
Whatever he was, and whatever unsolved mysteries there may be about his nature and his relations to God and the other world, it is enough for us to know that, somehow through him, God acted upon men, and through his mediation men had communication with the Divinity.
– Warren Felt Evans
excerpts from Soul and Body, 1876
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness
and the power
and the glory
and the victory
and the majesty,
indeed everything that is in the heavens and on the earth;
Yours is the dominion and kingdom, O Lord,
and You exalt Yourself as head over all.
I Chronicles 29:11
copyright The Lockman Foundation, 2015
May you know more and more of grace and peace as your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord grows deeper.
He has by his own action given us everything that is necessary for living the truly good life, in allowing us to know the one who has called us to him, through his own glorious goodness.
It is through this generosity that God’s greatest and most precious promises have become available to us men …
2 Peter 1:2-3, 4a
The New Testament in Modern English,
Revised Student Edition, translated by J. B. Phillips, 1972