February 20: The Word Became Flesh

Read John 1:1-18

God revealed. Made known to us in flesh and bone. The same Word, which spoke Creation into created, enfleshed Himself so that mankind might see and know Him, the very God.

No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known. (v18)

Not just with God in the beginning, but God Himself in the beginning. God spoke the Word and created life, the light of men. Then that same Word made Himself human. Walked with human feet. Wore human clothes. Spoke human words. Cried human tears. Aged in human years.

God. Himself. In the flesh.

All of this so that He could show us the way to sonship with God. So that we, His own creation, might become His very children, full heirs of real life.

And because He made Himself a man, we can know Almighty God, the One and Only. We can see His glory. We can know His grace and truth. We can live in it and know real life. We can see by the true Light.

We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (v14)

So we look to Jesus, the very God Himself.  Expression of God’s essence, the Who-He-Is of God, articulated Himself to mankind and made Him known.

Having given life to all that is, the Life-Giver joined mankind on the globe.

And mankind didn’t get it.  Many of us still don’t. We need light to illuminate.  We need the Light.  That’s why He came.

The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world (John 1:4,5,9).

He made Himself revealable.  So that by receiving Him, believing in His very name, we could not merely know Him but also live.

The Word became flesh, just like us. Fully God and fully man. Full of grace. Full of truth. All at the same time. Jesus Christ, the very Word of God. Oh, the great measures He took so that we could just know Him. Because knowing Him is what our time here on earth is all about.

brw

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