Thursday, May 30, 2013

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14, ESV)
Repeat those first five words with me again, "And the Word became flesh..."

You might need to say that a few more times to let it sink in.  You could even elaborate on different parts of that statement.  Read back over who "the Word" is. Consider now what all is being dealt with in those next two words, "became flesh..."  Those first five words can give hope, inspire awe, and promote true worship.

Those first five words were most likely even more astounding to John, especially considering the next four words, "...and dwelt among us..." He was there!  God in the flesh!  And John can say truly that He "dwelt among us"!  They walked this world together, conversed with each other, ate food together, and slept in the same houses or on the road.  And yet, in all of that humanity... that flesh ... John can still say, "...and we have seen his glory..."

The grace and truth of God was manifested in the flesh, and John got to see it with his own eyes.  Keep that in mind as we continue through this book.

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