He stepped inside

“He sees the story as He tells it, while He weaves it, shapes it, and sings it. And He stepped inside it.”

“The shadows exist in the painting, the dark corners of grief and trial and wickedness all exist so that He might step inside them, so we could see how low He can stoop. In this story, the Author became flesh and wandered the stage with Hamlet, offering His own life. In this story, the Author heaped all that He loathed, all that displeased Him, all the wrongness of the world, onto Himself. Evil exists so that He might be demeaned and insulted, so that the depth of His love and sacrifice could be expressed as much as is possible in the small frame of history.”

-taken from “Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl” by N.D. Wilson

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