”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
This text is a treasure in Scripture. The first thing I took out of this text and meditated upon is the fact that Jesus became one of us. He was a little human baby, who cried, who was cold, who got hungry and had other basic demands that any baby would.
A second meditation from this text is the fact that Jesus “made his dwelling among us.” We are sinners, destined to eternal death and separation from God. Yet, He loved us so much that He would set aside His crown in heaven and come and mingle with us. The Creator of all things coming and dwelling with His creation. WOW!
The greatest meditation in this text is found in the fact that God has been totally revealed to us in Christ. From the fall in the garden until the birth of Jesus, God was hidden from humanity. We see the Father in His totality through His revelation in Christ.
Sin separates us from an intimate walk with God. Jesus came so that the price of sin could be paid once and for all. He also came so that we could have a walk with the Savior who relates to us. It is such a comfort to have the Savior who understands our pain, who has felt fear, and who even tasted death. He walks with us every day and empathizes with us!
We would not be where we are today without the birth of Jesus. Jesus offers us hope, especially in those days where we are debilitated by pain and feel like there is nowhere to turn. He walks with us and holds our hand through moments of great fear when we do not know what the future holds. Because of Christmas, we have the Savior who understands everything we go through and for this we need to be eternally thankful.
This Christmas, let us focus our hearts totally around the Babe in the manger and thank God for the greatest gift ever given: The Savior who relates with us!
May each and every one of you have a Blessed and Holy Christmas, filled with the joy and hope that the birth of Jesus provides each and every one of us today! – Rev. Charles A. Wells & Family
Prayer: Father, thank you so much for sending us your Son. May we celebrate His birth with hearts of thanks, knowing that we have the Savior who empathizes with us. Amen.
Question: How does God relate to me in the struggles I endure each day?