Grace Through Type
While nature alone cannot be redemptive, the letterform—Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic—occupies a unique place of “overlap” between the spheres of common grace and saving grace. It is the place of the Almighty’s condescension, one in which the Maker of stars freely uses a part of humanity to redeem His people unto eternal life—the letterforms, the typeface in which the gospel of Christ is printed on a page become the bridge for innumerable people to cross into eternal joy Himself. In our English Bibles, the tiny lowercase “r” that begins the word redeem, the capital “L” of the title Lord, the majestic lowercase “b” of that outrageous word but all contribute to the saving work of God by the proclamation of His good news. Christ wears the mask of the typographer in both kingdoms at just this point.