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Create or How To Listen to the Architect

“The lost beauty of God’s good creation is what is recovered in the Incarnation.”

Brian Zahnd, Beauty Will Save the World: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity

We are approaching Christmas. Some will say “Yay”, others will groan. I love Christmas! Probably, because one of my primary love languages is receiving gifts. But, another reason I love the Christmas season is celebrating the incarnation of Jesus.

The incarnation of Jesus is such an incredibly huge and deep topic that I could only to hope to scratch the surface.

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Pleasure

The Gospel story creates, which is to say re-creates, the prelapsarian garden of Edenic pleasure, and thus Edenic joy.

Jared Wilson, Gospel Deeps

I love this quote from Mr. Wilson. His books Gospel Wakefulness and Gospel Deeps were formative for me and I have revisited them often.

The idea he is conveying is that God through the gospel is putting all things right again. He is restoring us back to the place of pleasure, Eden means pleasure. He is releasing to us the joy of our first love. What level of good news is this?!

The simple, yet profound, idea that God in Christ has fully restored us to the garden of Eden is life-changing.

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