December 17, 2019
God Became Flesh
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Gospel of John opens with a description of Jesus as the Word of God.
He was in the beginning with God and was God. All of creation came through Him, and He is the light of the world.
In verse 14, the Apostle John, one of the twelve disciples, gives us two important promises about Jesus.
The first promise is that God became flesh.
The creator God stepped into His creation. He took on our form and walked among us and experienced our world. In doing so, He understands the struggles and problems each of us face.
Where all other religions require people to sacrifice and work to be good enough for God, Christianity has God stepping down to our level.
The second promise is about the uniqueness of Jesus.
Some would say that Jesus was a good teacher, a great leader, and even an enlightened person, but not God. The Bible, and Jesus Himself, declare that Jesus is the only Son of God. When Jesus walked on this earth, He did not cease to be God. He was all God and all man wrapped up in one body. Jesus is the great God-man. Those who saw Him saw the glory of God in Him.
Because Jesus walked on this earth, you can be confident that He understands your weaknesses and struggles. You don’t have to “try” and reach up to God; He has come down to you.
Because Jesus is God, you can place your faith in Him. He was not just another man with another idea. He was all of God, poured out into the flesh of man.
Look at the promise again.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. – John 1:14
Make this confession.
- Jesus is the Word of God.
- Jesus was all of God and all of man in one body.
- I don’t have to reach up to God because He reached down to me.
- Because Jesus walked on this earth, He knows the struggles I have.
In Jesus name,