Pocket Sized Thoughts – Christmas – Part 1

In the beginning was the Word … and the Word became flesh.” (John 1:1,14)

At this time of year, the thoughts of all true believers begin to turn again to the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ. What we know as Christmas is a celebration of Christ’s birth upon earth. Though the exact date and year is open to question, what is most profound is that Christ existed before He was conceived in the womb of the virgin Mary. Christ has ever been the eternal, uncreated One. Described in John’s gospel as the Word, Christ is the very manifest expression of all that God is. He is the exact image of God (Hebrews 1:3) and as Jesus said, he who has seen Him, has seen the Father (John 14:9). Questions that were once asked such as “How can we see God and live?” and “O, that I knew where to find Him” are all gloriously and wonderfully answered by the fact this seemingly unknowable and unapproachable God has made Himself available by becoming human flesh and living in this sin-sick, far from perfect world. John 1:14 goes onto say that He lived, not in a palace, but among us – everyday people with everyday lives, tempted in all points as we are, but yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15). God has made Himself known and approachable to all the human race.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that You have made Yourself known and knowable.”