The Word Became Flesh
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. (…)And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (…)No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.” John 1:1-3, 14, 18 RSV
What would you do if you saw, face to face, God in human flesh? What if that same God spent time talking with you, teaching you about Life, Himself? What if you witnessed Him killed and sealed in a tomb, then walking around alive with scars on His hands and feet? Could words even begin to tell the story of what you knew to be true? Could words relay the emotions? The joy, the excitement, the power of miracles you had witnessed?
Today, is it possible that we too can live with the excitement of knowing Jesus? Not a religion. A relationship with the living God who has done great things for us. Who loves us.
And is it also possible that our excitement can be contagious, as it was in the book of Acts? Oh, the joy of knowing Jesus!
“For in him the whole fulness of deity dwells bodily, and you have come to fulness of life in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.” Colossians 2:9-10 RSV
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing this that our joy may be complete.” 1 John 1:1-4 RSV
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