Easter Meditation

Therefore God has exalted him and given him the name above all names (Php 2:9)

Why does Paul add this and all that follows?  Only for the sake of dogmatic completeness, or in order to secure a comforting, triumphant end to the story of Christ descending into the depths?

There is good reason for what the ancient painters did when, in their representations of Christ ascending to heaven and throned in heaven, they left the wounds of the cross.

this is the Lord and Head of the church; there is where we stand en Christo Iesou; therefore God exalted him; it is as such-as the One who emptied and humbled himself-that Christ stands where we see him stand, in glory at the right hand of God.

There is no other Christ than this, God’s equal become man. 

{Source, 66}

 

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