What Picture Have You of God?-Here is a Devotional to See God as Revealed in Scripture
We all have a question we all want answers to and it is that of a better understanding of what God is like, a full knowledge of what God is. A number of times when we think of God, what comes to mind is power and majesty. Nevertheless, there are times when the picture of God that we get is that of One coming to us in abject humility and total helplessness. In fact, it is seen in Scripture the story of Jesus, the Son of God, the express image of Divinity coming down to lead such a humble life despised by many and finally ending his sojourn by the shameful death of the cross.
In the Christian faith, the belief is that Jesus is the express revelation of the Divine. In the Bible, reading the lines in the gospel of John, we hear Jesus declare about himself that all that have seen Him have seen the Father, reading as taken in the book of John 14:26 b, and these affirm this belief in the Christian world. In the New Testament there are further texts that further affirm this belief in the Christian world such as we can see in the book Hebrews 1:3, where the inspired writer says that Jesus is the “imprint of God’s very nature”. In the books of Isaiah the prophet and in the gospels of Matthew, there is the mention of the name “Emmanuel…God with us” and these further ground the belief. (Read in Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23.).
Looking at the story of Christmas, we see the story of God in a rather different setting. This is a show where you consider the fact of seeing the God of the universe setting into the stage as a microscopic cell which would be absolutely reliant on his mother for his existence and life as a child. The life after birth goes on like proceeding to a life in a manger. Further into the life of Jesus, who is the exact imprint of God, shows us one who leads his life on earth with no place to lay head on, despised and rejected, serving and not to be served, washing the disciple’s feet and in the end having it all ended in the shameful death on the cross. In this exemplification, we see the exact character and nature of God.
When you see God in a manger you need not see a God who has left his divine attributes but this is just the very revelation of His Divinity to us. The divine nature or attributes of God as we can see in these is that of a God who will give all of them for others and hold nothing back for any reason.