Christmas, the arrival we are called to celebrate, is the remembrance of the Word becoming flesh, and making His dwelling among us. When Christ was born, God became a man. He was not part man and part God; He was completely human and completely divine. (Colossians 2:9) Until His arrival, people could only know in part, what we can now fully know, because God became tangible to us through the life, death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus.
“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – (John 1:14)
The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us, was God came to us and became fully human, so that we might see and know God, as He chose to step down from His rightful throne to come near to us, so that we might come to know Him.
We have seen … the glory, for through the life of Jesus we saw the perfect teacher, example, and ultimately, the perfect sacrifice, by which we now have way to be in relationship with Him.
The One and Only, who came from the Father, “means Jesus is God’s only and unique Son. Jesus is one of a kind and enjoys a relationship with God unlike all believers who are called children and said to be ‘born of God.” (NIV footnotes)
Full of grace and truth, is what makes the gift of His arrival approachable to us. His grace allows us to draw near, and His truth makes it possible for us to trust Him in all things and at all times.
such a long time ago;
that a Savior would come,
for the whole world to know.
For God became human,
Divinity on earth;
the Word did become flesh,
to humanity birthed.
His glory among us,
so that we all could see;
the heart of the Father,
full of love unto thee.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son, and allowing the Word to become flesh and dwell among us. Thank You that Your presence on earth did not end at the cross, but rather it intensified, as You sent Your Spirit to dwell in the hearts of all who believe. Forgive us for not fully reflecting the radiance that resides within us, and help us to remove all that hinders us, so that we may shine brightly for You. May we let the light of Your love shine to all who are near us, and may they come to know that You alone, are the Source of all safety, security and hope in this most sacred season. Be glorified in all that we say and do. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.