Jason alerts us to the fact that today is the birthday of Scottish theologian, P.T. Forsyth. Forsyth is one of the great underrated theologians and probably always will be. His books are worth anyone’s time. The Holy Father, The Cruciality of the Cross, and The Soul of Prayer are some of the best books of his.
Here’s a quote of his to add to the one Jason already posted:
Man is indeed incomparable with God, but incompatible he is not. And in Christ the compatibility becomes full communion. In Christ the living God is, to the extent that he lives, the giving God. In Christ we were neither made nor saved to eke out some lack in God, nor to meed some hunger in his being; but of his fullness we have all received. And we are here as the fullness and overflow of his creative love, to his praise and glory in our faith’s receptive and sympathetic love.
God in Christ is the maker of his own revelation. It was God himself that came to us in Christ; it was nothing about God, even about his eternal essence or his excellent glory. It is God that is our salvation, and not the truth about God. And what Christ came to do was not to convince us even that God is love, but to be with us and in us as the loving God forever and ever. He came not to preach the living God but to be God our life; yes, not to preach even the loving God but to be the love that God forever is.”
~ P.T. Forsyth, The Person and Place of Jesus Christ, 353-54.