No one has ever seen God. But his only Son, who is himself God, is near to the Father's heart; he has told us about him (John 1:18 NLT).

I guess one of the things I love most about the God I read about in the Bible is his vulnerability. He is a God who can roar, who can order armies and empires like pawns. Yet he willingly comes near to man.

This God emerged in Palestine as a little baby who couldn't speak, couldn't eat solid food, couldn't control his bladder; he depended on a poor young couple for shelter.

And this is what draws us to him!
And at least three times he cried in front of his disciples. He didn't hide his fears or hesitate to ask for help. He said, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death." And at Gethsemane he said, "Stay here and watch with me." How many strong leaders today would make themselves so vulnerable?

And this is what draws us to him. He absolutely understands us, and he still loves us! It's remarkable!