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God becomes Man

Tetteh-Annor Larbi | January 26, 2024 | John 1:14

 


KEY VERSE:

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 (NIV)

 

MESSAGE:

In John 1:14, we are presented with a profound truth that transcends human comprehension: "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." These words encapsulate the essence of the Incarnation, the moment when the eternal Word, the Son of God, took on human form and entered into our world. This divine act of God becoming man is a cornerstone of the Christian faith, revealing the depth of God's love and His desire to intimately connect with humanity.

The significance of God becoming flesh cannot be overstated. It speaks to the accessibility of God's presence in our lives, as He not only dwelled among us but also experienced the full spectrum of human existence. Jesus, fully God and fully man, walked among ordinary people, sharing in their joys and sorrows, their triumphs and struggles. In doing so, He demonstrated His profound empathy and solidarity with humanity, offering hope, healing, and salvation to all who would receive Him.

As we meditate on the truth of God becoming man, let us marvel at the humility and grace displayed in this divine act. It is through the Incarnation that we come to know the heart of God intimately, for in Jesus Christ, we see God's character of love, mercy, and compassion personified. May this truth anchor our faith and inspire us to live in a manner that reflects the profound reality of God's presence among us, bringing light into the darkness and hope to a world in need of redemption.

 

FEET AND HANDS FOR THE MESSAGE:

Let us emulate the humility demonstrated by God himself in becoming man. Let us latch onto the love and mercy he exemplifies and the desire to live to extend that love to many we encounter. Let us let Him live through us.

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, I humbly ask that you help me to deal with any prideful spirit in me. Help me to live to demonstrate your humility and love for all to see and praise you. For your dear name’s sake. Amen.

 

THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING.

SHOWERS! BLESSINGS!!

 

DAILY word study: FLESH The word used for "flesh" in the Greek is "σὰρξ" (sarx). In this context of John 1:14, "flesh" refers to the human nature or the physical, mortal existence. The theological significance of "The Word becoming flesh" in the Gospel of John is a central tenet of Christian doctrine known as the Incarnation.

The Incarnation teaches that the eternal Word, which is Christ, took on human nature, becoming fully God and fully human. By taking on flesh, Jesus entered into the human experience, sharing in our humanity, yet remaining divine. This concept is crucial in Christian theology as it establishes a direct connection between God and humanity through Jesus Christ.


This theme of the Word becoming flesh is unique to the Gospel of John, setting it apart from the Synoptic Gospels. It emphasizes the intimate connection between God and humanity through the person of Jesus.


Reflections:

How does the truth of the Word becoming flesh impact your understanding of God's love, accessibility, and empathy toward humanity?

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