Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Word became Flesh

Submitted by Van Houser
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 NASB
The Word became Flesh
When we have an emotion, a thought or an idea that we need to communicate, we use what are called “words”.  Wordsconvey our desires and our dreams.  They also convey our heart and priorities.  We use words every day and yet fail to realize that they create worlds.  The words we speak become the very surroundings that we exist in.  The Psalmist proclaimed that death and life are in the power of the tongue. Genesis states that it was by words that the world was created.
God desired to reveal His heart for mankind; He wanted us to know His love.  He also wished for us to understand His desire to redeem us from the consequences of our sin and separation from Him.  But all the words of heaven could not communicate fully with man.  God needed a “word” from heaven that man could understand.
Christmas is all about God’s love and plan.  It is the revelation in flesh of His desire for us. John 1:1 speaks of Jesus as “the word” which was in existence in the beginning, and John 1:14 shares that the word became flesh and dwelt among us.”  Jesus is the “word” that existed before the foundation of the world.  Jesus is the one who threw open the door of eternity and came into our world of time to share the heart of the Father.
This is what Christmas is all about.  The angels said to the shepherds, “I bring you good news of great joy which shall be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”  A Savior…from what?  Who is it that needs one?  According to the angel it is for all the people.  
People who truly know God, know that He is holy and requires His people to be holy.  The very word “holy” means separated from or other than.  Without holiness, no one can find fellowship with God.  People who know God, and know themselves, realize that they are sinners and therefore separated from God.  All our attempts at being good can never attain “holy” because we are already flawed from sin.  Today’s righteousness will not counteract yesterday’s sin.  So where does that leave us?  We are separated from God.  Not only that, we are hopeless in our own power to find fellowship and eternal life in God.  
Mankind needed a “word” from God and The Word became flesh and dwelt among usso that we could be delivered from our sin!  It is precisely to this hopelessness that the angel brought the good news”… “a savior is born!”  Hope is alive!  Joy is restored!  Peace with God and man is possible!  All because “God so loved the world that He sent His only son.” 
Scripture to Claim:
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, evento those who believe in His name,John 1:12 NASB

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