The Word Became Flesh
December 28, 2022
John 1:14 - The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
This verse tells us what really happened over 2000 years ago, and what it means to us today. John is introducing Jesus by telling us the truth of what happened behind the story of the journey to Bethlehem with the angels and shepherds and the Wise Men on that first Christmas.
Can you even imagine what a Holy Night it was! A night that was set apart from every other in the history of the world. A night so special - it revealed miracle upon miracle, fulfilled uncountable prophecies, unlimited love, and a glimpse of the Glory of heaven as this most wondrous Gift was given. God dwelt among us. As one of us.
God covered all the bases - the announcement was generously and graciously portrayed FIRST to the poorest of society’s outcasts of the Jewish community who spread the good news in the little town of Bethlehem, insignificant and disregarded. And then to the upper class, wealthy Gentile scholars from foreign lands whose job included welcoming newborn kings of other nations.
They had something in common – they were the first to receive the message, the fulfillment of Psalm 19:1 "The heavens declare the Glory of God! How plainly it shows what He has done!" Multitudes of angels singing, lighting up the dark sky to the shepherds, and then the "Bethlehem star", guiding the magi to the newborn King.
But there was something else that they shared - their tender hearts which were open to God's voice. They were willing to go where He led. I pray that my heart will always be listening for Him. I pray that I follow His "star" and be light to others, a reflection of His Glorious Light, and those radiant beams from His Holy face.
Celebrate the newborn King! He will reign forever and ever!