Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Meditation for the Week

"We must first ponder the vastness of the divine glory and at the same time the slenderness of our understanding. Far from certain is it that our keenness could climb so high as to apprehend God. Therefore all thinking about God, apart from Christ, is a bottomless abyss which utterly swallows up all our senses....Hence it is clear that we cannot trust in God save through Christ. In Christ God so to speak makes himself little, in order to lower himself to our capacity; and Christ alone calms our consciences that they may dare intimately approach God."

- John Calvin, quoted in Preaching Christ from the Old Testament by Sidney Greidanus, p. 141-142.