Tuesday, December 09, 2008


When God was alone without earth and star toys, He was in the form of Spirit. He was three so there was complete fellowship which kept Him from really being alone. How this looked, acted, and felt we can try to imagine.

And then God took on a different form; one as a man. Upon such a stark move the Creator also became the created. Now that’s too weird. Such a transition would be as if we actually became a candle, or a greeting card, or pie we had made.

Can you comprehend what it would be like to knit a sweater and then take on the life of being a sweater; dependent upon who wore it and when, unsure of whether you would be worn under a coat, or tossed into the soap suds, or spit upon by a choking baby?

Can you imagine thinking you are going out to dinner only to find your owner passed by the mirror and decided you were the wrong color with the blouse so frantically you are tossed back into the dark drawer only to find a neighbor sweater gets to go out instead of you?

And then God took on another form; that of the church. The church is the new body of His second form. He first moved to one and now resides in several who corporately comprise the church. The church is a composite of Jesus when he was on earth except it is involves a multitude of warm bodies over a period of centuries.

This leads me to us. We must hold dear the truth of our form; the third God-form. We are not natural; but supernatural. We have the mind of Christ. No wonder as the third form of God began the people kept feeling a sense of awe. God was the new Him. Be encouraged. God is so current that He makes anything we would call the cutting edge appear to be antiquity. Let your imagination run. God is still amazing…in you…and in me! We are His latest new form!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite books is CHRIST OF THE MOUNT by E. Stanley Jones. Christ, in His Sermon on the Mount, requests that we take on the forms of the "Be-attitudes", light, and salt. He tells us to TRANSFORM...take on new form... At the end of the sermon, the scripture says in Matt 7:28-29 "The result was that when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were amazed at His teaching; 29 for He was teaching them as one having authority..." He was telling them that transFORMation is possible! I've had the privilege of viewing it first hand and I posted about it on my blog today...