Tue, Jan 22 2013 03:00
Scholar Richard Niebuhr once compared Jesus to the Rosetta Stone. For years Egyptologists could only guess at the meanings of the hieroglyphics. Then one day they found the Rosetta Stone, and on this stone they saw the same text reproduced in Greek, ordinary Egyptian script, and hieroglyphics. By comparing what they knew of the other languages they could finally decipher the hieroglyphics. Now they could know what they could only guess at before. Niebuhr said that Jesus is like that for us. When God is confusing, when we’re not sure what He’s really like, or what He really wants, we can gaze steadily at Jesus, because He’s the image of the Invisible God, the Rosetta Stone of our faith.