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THIS IS MY FATHER'S HOUSE
A little housekeeping
A LITTLE HOUSEKEEPING
This is my Father’s house. Miroslav Volf writes, “Christianity is the difference between holding on, and being held.” Do you allow the Father to hold you? Really resting in his arms? Really listening to His heartbeat?
Jesus responded to Phillip when he asked to see the Father, “Have I been with you all this time and you still do not know me? If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” John 14:8-9
Jesus is the ultimate anthropomorphism. "He is the image of the invisible God" Col. 1:15, and "he is the expressed image of his person." Heb. 1:3
Jesus is one with the Father and Holy Spirit. God made himself in our image that we may see that we are made in his image. God became a man. He is personal and he is touched by the feelings of our weaknesses. He feels pain in his heart. See Gen. 6:6.
God is grieved over sin. His heart is filled with the pain of relational brokenness. In defining God’s holiness and unchangeable nature, Reformed theologians have placed God in a gilded cage far removed from intimate relationships, let alone loving relationships, with the objects of his affection.
The most egregious and false accusation ever to be made against the Lord, who hung on the cross for every sinner’s salvation, was not the unbelieving words shouted at him on that fateful day. Rather, the most egregious offense against the character of God is when we feebly attempt to defend his greatness and holiness, only to render him to blame for all the evil in the world.