Why four dimensions to the love of Christ? The four gospel themes give us a glimpse.

Speaking personally, I find it helpful to detect in the four evangelists four dimensions of the saving purpose of God: its length, depth, breadth and height.

Matthew reveals its length, for he depicts the Christ of Scripture, who looks back over long centuries of expectation.

Mark emphasizes its depth, for he depicts the Suffering Servant who looks down to the depths of the humiliation he endured.

In Luke it is the breadth of God’s purpose which emerges, for he depicts the Saviour of the world who looks round in mercy to the broadest possible spectrum of human beings.

Then John reveals its height, for he depicts the Word made flesh who looks up to the heights from which he came and to which he intends to raise us.

– John Stott. The Incomparable Christ.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s