God Became Flesh for Us

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

John 1:14

Ponder This

It’s one thing to have an intellectual belief. It’s another thing to give your heart to Jesus Christ and to know He is the very Son of God. Holy, holy, holy: holy is the Father, holy is the Son, holy is the Spirit. “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity.” That’s what Christmas is all about. It’s not enough to talk about Jesus being a great man. He is God: very God of very God. God, the Mighty Maker, died for His creatures’ sin. Can you imagine God stepping out of glory, allowing Himself to be spit on, abused, beaten, and made weak, according to the flesh? He was Deity in a diaper. God in a manger. No wonder the Bible says, “great is the mystery of godliness” (1 Timothy 3:16). God was manifest in the flesh.

  • What are some ways we take our focus off of Jesus at Christmas time?
  • How can you keep your focus in the right place today and tomorrow as you celebrate the first coming of Jesus?

Practice This

Take time today to dwell on the truth that Jesus came as a baby so that you might be born again.