~Excerpt from “Eyewitnesses of His Majesty"
Written by wonderful story-teller and preacher Max Lucado, God Came Near captures the absurdity and astounding fact that the eternal God stepped into time, took on human form, and walked among us. Originally published in 1986 and then reprinted in 2004, this book has encouraged and touched believers with a closer, down-to-earth, and tangible look at the life of Jesus.
A few of my favorite sections include:
~Excerpt from “Mary’s Prayer”
“He could have come back as a man in another era when society wasn’t so volatile, when religion wasn’t so stale, when people would listen better. He could have come back when crosses were out of style. But his heart wouldn’t let him. If there was hesitation on the part of his humanity, it was overcome by the compassion of his divinity. His divinity heard the voices. His divinity heard the hopeless cries of the poor, the bitter accusations of the abandoned, the dangling despair of those who were trying to save themselves. And his divinity saw the faces. Some wrinkled. Some weeping. Some hidden behind veils. Some obscured by fear. Some earnest with searching. Some blank with boredom. From the face of Adam to the face of the infant born somewhere in the world as you read these words, he saw them all.”
~Excerpt from “Out of the Carpentry Shop”