A Meditation for the Lord’s Day: December 20, 2020

A Meditation for the Lord’s Day: December 20, 2020

“The marvelous truth is, that being the Word, so far from being Himself contained by anything, He actually contained all things in Himself. In creation He is present everywhere, yet is distinct in being from it; ordering, directing, giving life to all, containing all, yet is He Himself the Uncontained, existing solely in His Father…Existing in a human body, to which He Himself gives life, He is still the Source of life to all the universe, present in every part of it, yet outside the whole; and He is revealed both through the works of His body through His activity in the world…At one and the same time—this is the wonder!—as Man He was living a human life, and as Word He was sustaining the life of the universe, and as Son He was in constant union with the Father…Invisible in Himself, He is known from the works of creation; so also, when His Godhead is veiled in human nature, His bodily acts still declare Him to be not man only, but the Power and Word of God.”

– Athanasius of Alexandria


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