November 23, 2013

The Word became flesh


When God speaks, things happen because the words of God aren't just as good as his deeds, they are his deeds. When God speaks his word, John says, creation happens, and when God speaks to his creation, what comes out is not ancient Hebrew or King James Version or a sentiment suitable for framing in the pastor's study.  On the contrary, "The word became flesh," John says (1:14), and that means that when God wanted to say what God is all about and what man is all about and what life is all about, it wasn't a sound that emerged but a man.  Jesus was his name. He was dynamite. He was the word of God.

Frederick Buechner, Peculiar Treasurers