Rev. Dr. Geordie Zeigler tells us that the word "God" is simply a placeholder for an idea, much like "human" or "dog." If we are to know God, the real living God, we must know Him personally. Personal knowledge comes through: Self-revelation and a shared language. God continually tried to reveal himself to the people of Israel culminating in the person of Jesus. Jesus bridges the fundamental divide between us and God, which is the difference between the infinite Creator and the finite Creation.