The Heart of God

“The love we see acted out for us in Jesus Christ is a love that exposes itself to rejection, to death on a cross. So, tentatively, we might say that creation is an act of suffering or sacrificial love or, at the very least, an act that lays God open to the possibility of rejection. The vulnerability of the stable at Bethlehem and the ignominious death of an alleged criminal is the selfsame vulnerability at the heart of the Creator.” (Jeremy S. Begbie, Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music, pg. 192)