Words by our Priest-in-Charge:
Word Became Flesh
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)
When God created the world, He spoke the Word and everything came into being. The Word of God contains all that is within Him – His attributes, His power, His compassion, His love, His sovereignty, His glory, His authority and many more. John tells us in his gospel that the Word is God. It is and awesome thing to think about this God. It is unthinkable to image that this God would become a man and dwell among us. Yet, that is the very essence of Christmas.
The very essence of the Almighty God, Eternal Father, the Creator of the entire universe with men, is surely something worth celebrating. Christmas reminds us that God IS with us – Emmanuel. What does it mean for God to be with us? It means we could receive all that He brings and carries for us. The Word became Flesh, God Incarnate, ushers in the powerful presence of the Kingdom of God in an unprecedented manner. All that the Old Testament saints yearned for has finally come in the person of Jesus. When the Word came, it brings order into chaos (Mark 4 : 39), it heals (Matthew 8 : 8), it exerts God’s authority (Matthew 8 : 16), and it gives life (John 5 : 25)
Have you experienced any of the reality of the presence of God Incarnate in your life? If you have not and would like to, ask from Jesus today. So that you would encounter Jesus in a powerful way this Christmas. If you have tasted the goodness of Jesus and would like to continue to do so, ask Him to fill you with more of Him. Perhaps during this time you remember those around you who are yet to know Jesus, who actually in need of Him, asks the Lord to give you an opportunity to share your own “taste” of Jesus with that person or persons. Invite them to our Christmas Celebrations and Worship.
May this Christmas bring you and extraordinary encounter with the Word Incarnate.