I’ve been thinking more lately about the Trinity – especially the incarnation. Tonight I read Exodus 24:1-11. The glory of God is described… and also that the elders of Israel ate in his presence and were not consumed. This in itself is remarkable. How remarkable is it also that God would come again, thousands of years later, as a man, to eat with, teach, and die for enemies he had every right to destroy from a distance. Including me.
Truely he gave us peace and hope instead.
God incarnate, Jesus came,
Sinful mankind to reclaim;
Born to save us from our sin,
Born to give us life within.
God incarnate, Jesus died,
On the cross was crucified;
Paid the sin-debt so that we
Could be pardoned full and free.
God incarnate, Christ arose,
Conquered death and all our foes;
Banished all our fear and dread,
Gave us peace and hope instead.
-George Sweeting and John Peterson