Who is God? July 20, 1997
No one has seen God at anytime. What therefore is God like, what is God’s personality, attributes, character? The quick answer is
GOD IS LOVE
And what that love is and how it is expressed is revealed to us through the Bible and best expressed to us through Jesus Christ Our Lord. If you want a quick summary of God’s nature, who God is, what God is like; you will find it summed up in two words:
Look at him and how He lived his life, what he taught and did and you’ll get a picture, a big picture of God the Almighty. Our God is not small. Or God is Big.
On the news these days we constantly hear about outer space exploration. We are getting some idea of what the Cosmos is, how it began and what it is made up of. I wouLD like to suggest that at the very centre of theniversie, is God, and that means at the very heart of the universe is love. For God is love. Let’s explore some of the implications that. And the way I like to describe it is with a diagram — what I call the Wheel of Love.
Our epistle read this morning is from Ephesians. That has been called rightly the Epistle of the Cosmos, and in it is a description of the Cosmological Christ. And I’ll draw upon Ephesians this morning as a basis for my diagram of the Wheel of Love.
There are more spokes to the Wheel than this as the wheel is multi-spoked.