God’s story is the brief interpretation of everything. It is . . . a true picture of the world and our place in it. And through this picture we hear the voice of God who says, “I did for you what you simply could not do for yourself. I became one of you. I took your rebellion into myself. I died to overcome the power of sin that has led to this awful separation between us. And I rose victorious over death, breaking the power of all that is death in the world and the grip in which it holds you. I overcame death and began a new creation.”
-Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006), 142.