Dec

10

2012

Ray Ortlund|6:27 PM CT

Who in his right mind?

“. . . that God could become a Man in a particular place and at a particular time, . . . could be nailed to a cross and left to die, only to rise from the dead and . . . disappear into heaven, there to watch over mankind forevermore.  Who in his right mind could believe such a story?  Well, to begin with, all those who have believed it.  That is to say, the greatest artists, mystics, sculptors, saints, builders – for instance, builders of the great medieval cathedrals – over the Christian centuries, not to mention the Christians of all sorts and conditions whose lives, generation after generation, have been irradiated, given a meaning and a direction, through the great drama of the birth, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.”

Malcolm Muggeridge, Confessions of a Twentieth-Century Pilgrim (San Francisco, 1988), pages 65-66.

2 Comments

  1. Great quote, but I’m most impressed with the Rockwell! Or at least how the quote and the Rockwell are talking to each other!

  2. amen. For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day. John 6:40

    day 10 advent reflection: …who would imagine that He would come to this place for me…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_0bAtiMx5o&feature=related

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