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.
God in Our Shoes
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 gives us two crucial promises about Jesus.
The first promise is that Jesus was God who became flesh. The creator God stepped into His creation. He took on our form and walked among us, experiencing our world. Because Jesus literally walked in our shoes, He understands the struggles and problems we face.
While all other religions require people to sacrifice and work to be good enough to reach God, Christianity is God stepping down to our level to reach us.
Second, Jesus was totally unique. He was God in the flesh. Many would say Jesus was a good teacher, a great leader, and even an enlightened person. However, they will confess Him as God. The Bible, and Jesus Himself, declared that He is the only Son of God. Jesus was God poured out in man’s flesh. 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 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 these confessions.
Jesus is the Word of God.
Jesus was all God and all 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,
Jesus was the great God-man. He was all God and all man in one person. He came into the world to bring salvation to you and me.
2022 is the year of encouraging pastors. As I seek the Lord in how He wants me to do that, I would greatly appreciate your prayer. God has called me to mobilize 1 million church members to pray for their pastor for 21 days. Ask God to give me wisdom, favor, guidance, and provision to accomplish this vision.
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