Someone* asked tonight why I’m a Christian. Here was my response….
The incarnation. It’s amazing and beautiful and tragic and joyful and the ultimate expression of love. It is the whole of human history summed up in a person. It is the ideal humanity lived by one of us. It is the lover seeking out his bride. It is the full manifestation of Triune self-giving love. It is what it means to be fully alive…fully human…fully real. It is death and resurrection, humility and exaltation, shame and glory.
Without it, Christianity doesn’t make sense. My draw to it is NOT just that I see it because of the (historical) evidence. Rather, it is through the lens of the incarnation that all other things make sense…especially love.
The person who asked this is a Christian, so I wasn’t afraid to use Christianeese in my answer. They know the conceptual language of Christianity. That always makes it easier