Yesterday I shared a short excerpt from T.F. Torrance’s book Preaching Christ Today: The Gospel and Scientific Thinking. Today I want to share another excerpt where he shares why he is in awe of Jesus. Again I want to point out the fact that we are witnessing real gospel-preaching in the midst of an academic lecture. Here the head meets the heart. Truth leads to worship….
What I find always most breathtaking, however, is that in Jesus the Lord God almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible stoops down to be so fully one with us that he speaks to us in our human language, and indeed, as Calvin used to say, babbles to us in ways that even children can understand.
Torrance is in awe of the fact that the God of the Universe, the creator of all things loves us so much that he comes down to our own level so that we might know him, love him, and eternally live with him. As my lead pastor likes to say, “Jesus left the best gated community in the entire universe in order to rescue us…”