The Gospel Of John Presents The Son Given As God – God In The Flesh
“In The Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. … and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. (John 1:1,14)
What an incredible way to begin the Gospel of John. Each time I read these verses I think maybe a trumpet should sound to announce them. It is all so regal. They announce to all that will hear that the Word was there with God in the beginning. He was with God (in relationship) and was God (Trinity). Jesus, of course, is the Word as He would certainly have to be in order to reveal God to us as He did. Jesus made this clear when He said: “He Who has seen Me has seen the Father”. (John 14:9)
I can’t imagine what it was like for Him to leave Heaven’s glory and become the God/Man in the flesh. Imagine what the angels thought seeing the God of Glory humble Himself and become man. The love of God towards us is displayed clearly in His first Advent.
We look back on this incredible happening and take it for granted in many ways, but who would have ever imagined that the Lord’s love for us would shine forth in such an incredible way.
This love for us that was manifested in the Virgin Birth was due to the Lord seeing our fallen condition and knowing that without His intervention we would be doomed. He burst onto the scene to reveal God to us and to die for our sins that we might have forgiveness and know Him.
Jesus, the God/Man is present in His fullness in this Gospel. It reveals His Person, not his actions. The love of God towards us can be seen in every chapter. Praise be to His Name.
As we enter this special and blessed time of year we acknowledge the incredible gift the Lord has bestowed on us – the gift of His Son. May we seek to serve Him each day for the love He has shone forth for us. His mercy and grace are an anchor for our soul. May we seek to know the One – the One that loved us, came to live among us and died for us. He is present among us even now, and as we place our faith in Him, He will carry us through this life and we will spend our eternity with Him. We praise His Name for great is mercy towards us. Surely the Lord’s great love shines through brightly in the gift of His Son this Christmas season.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us, a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
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