God’s one need

The word: ‘God concentrates Himself on Christ. The whole light of Eternity is poured forth upon us through the single soul of Christ. The one thing needful for God was lost man’s salvation, and so He humbled Himself in the Cross. All the world belonged to Him, all stars, all powers, but not Man. This one thing had to be done, and Christ alone, who was the Presence of God, could do it. What shall it profit God if He win the whole world and lose Man?’ – PT Forsyth

The painting: ‘Jonah’ (c. 1885-95)
Albert Pinkham Ryder
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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