The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 NIV
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There are many mysteries in the Christian faith – how Jesus can be perfectly God and perfectly man, that God can be three persons in one, that Christ can dwell in us by faith. The heart of the Christmas story is one of the great mysteries, and the apostle puts it this way in John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” How the great God of the universe was able to take on flesh and take up residence among us is difficult for us to comprehend. His glory was evident for all to see, beginning with the shepherds on the night of His birth. The angels proclaimed that evening, “Glory to God in the highest.” His disciples saw His glory in the way He taught, healed, delivered, restored, and drove out demons. They recognized that God had entered into their presence – He had taken on flesh and made His home among them. They couldn’t understand how, and neither can we, but Jesus has come – God in the flesh.
These have been words from the heart.