"The Word became flesh and dwelt among us" John 1:1-18

John describes Jesus as God's creative, life-giving and light­ giving word that has come to earth in human form. Jesus is the wisdom and power of God which created the world and sustains it who assumed a human nature in order to accomplish our salvation in it. Jesus became truly man while remaining truly God. "What he was, he remained, and what he was not he assumed. Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God who, without ceasing to be God and Lord, became a man and our brother.  From the time of the Apostles the Christian faith has insisted on the incarnation of God's Son "who has come in the flesh." Christians never cease proclaiming anew the wonder of the Incarnation.

The Son of God assumed a human nature in order to accomplish our salvation in it. The Son of God ...worked with human hands; he thought with a human mind. He acted with a human will, and with a human heart he loved. Born of the Virgin Mary, he has truly been made one of us, like to us in all things except sin.    (Gaudium et Spes).

If we are going to behold the glory of God we will do it through Jesus Christ. Jesus became the partaker of our humanity so we could be partakers of his divinity (2 Peter 1:4). God's purpose for us, even from the beginning of his creation, is that we would be fully united with Him When Jesus comes God is made known as the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. By our being united in Jesus, God becomes our Father and we become his sons and daughters. Do you thank the Father for sending his only begotten Son to redeem you and to share with you his glory?

Posted on January 6, 2018 .