I often hear Christians speaking of what a miraculous and wonderful thing it is that God chose to enter into His own creation in the person of Jesus Christ in the event known as the Incarnation.
The problem with this notion is that it implies that God is normally somehow separated from creation. How can this be? The God I believe in is omnipresent and pervades and sustains the whole of creation. The universe and everything in it is part of His being.
Isn’t it God who grows the trees and flowers, moves the planets by His power, and grows the hair on our heads? How could He do these things if He isn’t present everywhere all of the time?
I cannot conceive of a God who is somehow separate from certain parts of existence as this would imply a limit to His power and to the very things, ontologically speaking, that make Him God. I feel uncomfortable with the idea that before and after the Incarnation God is somehow existing in a place outside of the world in which we live.
Surely, as believers, we know intuitively that God is everywhere. If, for instance, I pray to God asking Him to plant me in a great church, isn’t the implication that He is in control of my actions?
God is the cosmic animator, and I find it illogical to say He entered into creation at a specific moment in history when all of creation is part of Him.