Faith would be that God is self-limited utterly by his creation – a contradiction of the scope of his will; that he bound himself to time and its hazards and hopes as a man would lash himself to a tree for love. That God’s works are as good as we make them. That God is helpless, our baby to bear, self-abandoned on the doorstep of time, wondered at by cattle and oxen.
--Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm
Image source: Lorenzo Monaco, The Nativity (1409)