Monday, July 28, 2008

quote of the week: God's joy in being God

While we're on the topic of enjoying God, I thought I'd share with you this wonderful quote by John Piper, on how God feels about being God:
How glorious and happy have been the Father and the Son and the Spirit of love flowing between them from all eternity! … God is and always has been an exuberantly happy God. From all eternity, even before there were any human beings to love, God has been overflowingly happy in his love for the Son. He has never been lonely. He has always rejoiced, with overflowing satisfaction, in the glory and the partnership of his Son. The Son of God has always been the landscape of God’s excellencies and the panorama of God’s perfections, so that from all eternity God has beheld, with indescribably satisfaction, the magnificent terrain of his own radiance reflected in the Son.
John Piper The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God 40, 48

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