Our job is to do exactly what Jesus did. Jesus INCARNATED.
Break down the word carnivore … carnal … flesh.
As followers of Jesus our job is simple. We do what Jesus did. Jesus incarnated. We incarnate. We enter the world of others. We don’t come to condemn, we come to understand their world and to care.
We are touched by Jesus, and we, in turn touch others. It’s really simple. This is the message we heard from Christ and are reporting to you: God is light, and there isn’t any darkness in him (1 John 1:5 GW).
Throughout the rest of John’s pastoral letter, he seems to deal with the same themes over, and over again:
- The brokenness of our flesh.
- The pain and darkness of our world.
- The endless battles between life and death.
- And the unlimited power of Jesus love that overcomes the world.
The amazing book of 1st John ends with a great awareness: We know that we are from God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we know the real God. We are in the one who is real, his Son Jesus Christ. This Jesus Christ is the real God and eternal life. Dear children, guard yourselves from false gods (1 John 5:19-21 GW).
Aren’t you glad that Jesus came in the flesh to give hope to my flesh and bring peace to a broken world!
Watch or listen to the complete message here.