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An Overview of God as Seen in Scripture

We are ever asking ourselves what God is like. “Power and majesty”, this is what oftentimes comes to mind whenever most of us think of God. 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. It is the same God of power of majesty in whose image we see Jesus, having come down here on earth and leading such a shameful life and finally ending it all by suffering the death of the cross.

Christians have the belief cutting all across them that Jesus is the revelation of God. This is affirmed by the Scriptures as we see in the text in John 14:9b in which we hear Jesus declare about himself, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father”. The book of Hebrews further tells us more about the fact that Christians believe that Jesus is the image of God, where we see in the book of Hebrews the declaration that Jesus is the “exact imprint of God’s very being”. (Read Hebrews 1:3). The rather common one is that which is found in the Old Testament Scriptures as in the Books of Isaiah the prophet and the same in the New Testament in the book of Matthew, “Emmanuel…God with us” (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23).

The Christmas story gets us the story of God in a very different setting and stage altogether. This is in the sense that we see God, the one who had been Spirit, stepping onto the stage as a microscopic cell, one which would be entirely dependent on it the carrying mother for its very life. It then goes on and sets Jesus, the God of the universe, having his life as a newborn, having it to be taken from a manger. Jesus, the express image of God, leads a life in his earthly sojourn, with nowhere to lay his head, washing the feet of the disciples, despised and rejected by his own, and ending it all in the death of shame by the executioner’s hand. 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.

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