The Word Became Flesh
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
The gospel of John begins with these words: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Then in v.14 we read: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Why does John describe Jesus as the “word of God”, Greek—the logos of God? Logos—speech, revelation, communication. Why is Jesus the logos of God? I believe this is because the God of the Bible, the God of creation is a speaking God. In Genesis 1 we read that God spoke all things into existence. He did not just think about what he wanted to exist and then it came into existence but “God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” “God said, ‘Let there be living creatures,’ and there were living creatures.” Hence, the power of God is in the word of God. We also see that God reveals himself through his spoken word. God is invisible. If God does not reveal himself through speech, he would never truly nor fully be known. Thus, God reveals himself to Abraham by speaking to him saying, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you” (Gen. 12:1). God reveals himself to Moses from the burning bush by speaking to him (Exod. 3:4). Had God not spoken to Moses from the burning bush, he would have stood there mesmerized by the sight of what he was looking at, but he never would have known God. Thus, God manifests his power and reveals himself through speaking, through words, through logos. God is a speaking God. He is a God who desires to communicate. In the birth of Christ, in the incarnation of the second person of the Trinity, God reveals his power and reveals himself in his fullest sense. “For in [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell” (Col. 1:19). Christ is the complete and fullest expression of the power and person of the living and invisible God. Today, on Christmas day, we celebrate the day God fully made himself known to humanity, the day God took on human flesh and “dwelt among us” and allowed us to see his fullest power and “glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Today let us praise and worship God for fully revealing himself to us through his Son, Jesus Christ.
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