How thin is Jesus?

25 04 2012

I’m grateful to Mark Roberts for the following reflection –

“[Jesus] is without question the thinnest of all thin places. In fact, in Jesus, the barrier between heaven and earth wasn’t just thin, it was completely non-existent. Heaven, if you will, broke through the barrier and came to be present on earth. This basic fact of Christian faith radically influences our understanding of thin places, or at least it should. It suggests that if we wish to experience God in a genuine and intimate way, then this will happen in and through Jesus. Though he is not here with us in the flesh, he is with us in spirit, or, better yet, in the Spirit. The good news of Christianity is not that certain places are thin, but that God has come to us in Jesus, and that we can experience God through Jesus and the Spirit.”

How neatly this aligns with today’s reading in Hebrews 7:23-25 –

“Earlier there were a lot of priests, for they died and had to be replaced. But Jesus’ priesthood is permanent. He’s there from now to eternity to save everyone who comes to God through him, always on the job to speak up for them.”




One response

17 08 2012
Thin again « moses supposes

[…] my thin place is right here, right now. (I’ve written before about experiencing God in Jesus – How thin is Jesus? – and while I agree with myself, I have also needed a place of refreshment and reconnection […]

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