The incarnation . . . is the thread that ties creation and recreation together. . . . God, as man, reversed the curse that hangs over creation because of the rebellion of man. In Jesus Christ, God is made our sacrifice for sin; he is victor over the powers of evil; he begins again his original purposes in creating the world.
-Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006), 35-36.