Thursday, February 19, 2009

God's Body

One of our psalms today is 115.

[Their idols] have mouths, but they do not speak;
eyes they have, but they do not see;
they have ears, but they do not hear;
noses they have, but they do not smell,
they have hands, but they do not handle;
feet they have, but they do not walk;
nor do they mutter through their throat.
Those who make them are like them;
so is everyone who trusts in them.

Our God has a mouth, and He talked to His disciples with it. (As well as talking to Moses and Abraham and a few other people.) Our God has eyes and ears and a nose like we have. He took on human flesh. His hands touched the diseased and hugged His mom. His feet walked around Judea and Galilee, and trampled Satan.

I guess I'd always thought before that these verses meant that our God is real and alive while the idols are just inanimate things made by some human. But it's more than that. Our God is not only alive and real, but is a Man who has a body and a face and all the parts we have.

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