As we continue our blog series, Christmas through the Eyes of John, there’s another word that John often visits. It’s the word flesh, which is sometimes translated humanity.
It’s one of the great themes of John’s writings. The Word became human and lived among us. (John 1:14a GW).
God didn’t send an angel to earth to communicate His love for all mankind. Instead, God chose to send His Son Jesus.
Maybe God said, “Son, I want you to go to earth and find out what the human experience is all about. I don’t want man that I created to think I’m a distant God. So, Son, go find out what it’s like to spend nine months in the womb. Find out what it’s like to grow up fully human … to experience flesh and blood … to know toil and to experience physical pain. I want you to taste sorrow and to know the deep hurt of losing a family member.”
“Maybe he said, “Son, I even want you experience the challenge of temptation that every human being feels so strongly.”
So, He did. The Word became FLESH. The Word took on humanity.
Today I can say with all confidence there is nothing about your life, nothing about your struggles, temptations and pain that God doesn’t fully understand through the experience of His Son who became flesh.
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