‘The Word became flesh’

The wonder of Christmas is ‘the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us’ (John 1:14). Reflecting on this in his advent devotions, Tim Chester (The One True Light: Daily Readings for Advent from the Gospel of John, The Good Book Company, 2015) writes:

‘What is God really like?

Look at Jesus. He is the perfect image of God. And in Jesus we see a God who has entered into the pain and confusion of human history to reconcile us to himself.

Christianity is not a call to embrace a system of thought or a religion or a moral code. It’s the invitation to embrace a person—or rather to be embraced by a person. It’s the invitation to look to Jesus and see in him the kindness, glory, beauty, power and holiness of God.

The Word became flesh. Wisdom became flesh. Love became flesh. Holiness became flesh. Justice became flesh. Truth became flesh. And his name is Jesus.’

In His service, Tory.


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