God “Becomes”

Before time began, God decided that his triune life would unfold in the man Jesus. And so, all history moved towards this particular man. God’s entire intention is Jesus.  For in the man Jesus God becomes all he ever wanted to be in relationship with us.

  • When God came among us, as Jesus, he became who he always wanted to be, God with us as one of us.
  • When God gave up His Son to death on the cross he became who he always wanted to be, God for us bearing our judgement in Himself.
  • When God raised Jesus, as the new man, he became who he always wanted to be to be, God in union and communion with this new man and us, as new humanity, in him.
  • When God comes again, in Jesus, as the final event of history, he will become who he always wanted to be, God making his home with us in his new world forever.

In all these ways we might say, God arrives.  For in these ways, God’s decision about his own triune life is fulfilled. He becomes who He decided to be in relationship with us.

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