The Word became flesh [a human] and lived among us. We saw His glory – the glory that belongs to the only Son of the Father – And He was full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
Seasons greetings to each of you in the mighty name of Jesus the Christ! The seasons of Advent and Christmas are celebrations of life and abundance. The day God came to earth is much more than a sweet tale on which we base a holiday. It is a miracle of dynamic proportions, and John tells of the wonder of it all. God himself came to live with us on earth, in the form of Jesus Christ – Emmanuel, God is with us! This is the heart of the Christmas story. The God of the universe made His home here on earth so that we could better understand Him, connect with Him, and experience His kindness. The Word is God’s most inmate, and informative, communication with those whom He created.
It is interesting that such a pivotal verse about Jesus does not even contain His name. That’s because Word was a powerful symbol in both Greek philosophy and Jewish tradition. The Greeks referred to logos or Word as the creative force that brought the world into being. Everyone at that to me understood that referring to Jesus as the Word was the same as calling him the eternal Creator.
If you’re going to believe in this eternal Creator, you need to understand who He is. The biggest mistake people make about Jesus is to minimize either His deity or His humanity. In His earthly life, Jesus was both fully God and fully human. John emphasized this point throughout his entire Gospel. Although both the Old and New Testaments are 2lled with important verses about Jesus, John 1:14 clearly states who Jesus is and what He wants to impart to us.
Jesus’ humanity enabled Him to relate to our humanness and all that comes with it, while His divinity gave Him the power to help us overcome. The Christmas story is a joyous reminder of what God did by sending us Emmanuel – as the Word became one of us. Hallelujah!
So, ‘tis the season to be…rejoice and be glad, spread love and joy, live in peace, show mercy and kindness, extend grace, and above all remember that God is with us.
Peace and Blessings,
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