“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”
The gospels each give a complete account of Jesus’ coming, but they don’t all repeat the same events.
In Matthew and Luke we learn details about Jesus’ birth. John however doesn’t mention Jesus’ birth, rather he explains its meaning.
John begins by linking Jesus with the creation of the world: “In the beginning was the Word.”
The Word being the one and only Son of God.
John explains that Jesus, did not create the world and then step back, remaining aloof from His creation. He entered the world He had made, took on flesh, and became just like us.
Wholly human. And yet wholly divine.
Christians have pondered this statement since the earliest days of the church. And we can’t explain it logically. But God, who is not bound by human logic, sent His Son, who became flesh, to be the Savior we need.
He suffered many things, and His life ended in what seemed like a tragedy just to make us right with God.
But for today we celebrate His birth!
Let it be our prayer that the Lord Jesus, on this Christmas morning, fill our hearts with the joy of Himself, as He is born in our hearts today.
Amen & Merry Christmas!