December 13 – Grace and Truth

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 (NASB)

The signs of Christmas are all around us. Drive through Christmas themed parks, popular movies, even the commercials and advertisements which push the common Christmas message which began two months ago. We’ve seen the lights for some time and are now hearing the music of Christmas carols and seasonal holiday songs. The true meaning of this celebration is found in today’s verse from the first chapter of the Gospel of John. It tells us what those who saw Jesus when He was here on earth understood of the event that we celebrate at Christmas. As a disciple who knew and walked with Jesus, John says that they got to see His glory. John was not with the shepherds near Bethlehem who saw God’s glory the night Jesus was born. The glory Peter, James and John saw when Jesus was transfigured and his glory was manifest, and the glory other disciples saw was in His person because He was God in human form. This Christmas season, remember the promise of grace and truth and that Jesus is with us today we we can see His glory in the things He does for us because He lives in us.