Heaven Came Down: The Mission of Christ
If we seek to be "embraced by the light," through our own intuition or mystical encounters, we will find the goal of our quest, but it will be damnation, not glory. If, however, we seek God not as he is in his hiddenness, but as he has revealed himself-his majesty clothed in humanity-we will find access to the Holy of Holies.
"Heaven came down and glory filled my soul." Many of us recall singing that line from the hymn by the same title. But what do we mean by that? Do we mean that we experienced God directly, by the descent of Heaven itself into our heart? Do we really mean that glory filled our soul?
The only way this sentiment can have a biblical foundation is if "Heaven" is Jesus Christ and the "glory" that floods our soul is the goodness and sovereign mercy of God offered in the ...